Ukraine Launches Army Drills With US, Poland, Lithuania
Muhammad Irfan 10 days ago Mon 19th July 2021 | 06:00 PM
The drills, dubbed Three Swords 2021, involve more than 1,200 military personnel and over 200 combat vehicles, and will take place at Yavoriv training ground in the western Lviv region until July 30, the military said.
"The official launch ceremony took place today," Volodymyr Skorostetsky, a Ukrainian military spokesman, told AFP.
The unit includes 2,600 Poles, 570 Lithuanians and 340 Ukrainians.
The two-week drills began in late June, after the British navy's HMS Defender passed near Russian-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea.