Poroshenko signed a law on the admission of foreign divisions on military exercises in 2017

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law on approval of the decision on the admission of divisions of armed forces of other States on the territory of Ukraine in 2017 to participate in multinational exercises.

«26.01.2017 is returned with a signature from the President», — is spoken in the corresponding page of the bill (No. 5636) on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

This law was developed by the office of the President and were identified by the head of state as a priority. On January 12 the document was submitted to the Parliament.

As reported, January 19, the Verkhovna Rada has resolved the admission of divisions of armed forces of other States on the territory of Ukraine in 2017 to participate in military exercises, voted 236 deputies.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has signed this document on 20 January.

Submitted by the President of Ukraine the bill provides for the admission to the territory of the country in the 2017 armed forces of foreign States to participate in multinational exercises for training units of the armed forces and the Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze-2017» and «Rapid Trident-2017».

In particular, in the framework of multinational exercises for training units of the armed forces it is proposed to admit the territory of Ukraine for the period up to 365 days up to 3 thousand soldiers of the armed forces of the United States, other States members of NATO and States participating in the program «Partnership for peace» with weapons and military equipment, including up to 6 aircraft and helicopters.

The exercise, which will take place on the Yavoriv training ground in Lviv region in January-December 2017, will involve up to 13 thousand soldiers, from them 10 thousand — from the APU, 1.5 thousand from the U.S. and 1.5 thousand from the armed forces of other countries-members of NATO and the countries-participants of the program «Partnership for peace».

In the framework of the Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze — 2017» it is proposed to admit the territory of Ukraine in July-September 2017 for up to 25 days to 2.5 thousand soldiers of the armed forces of the United States, other States members of NATO and States participating in the program «Partnership for peace» with weapons and military equipment, to 10 ships, 5 submarines, 10 aircraft and helicopters, up to 60 units of wheeled vehicles.

The exercise, which will be held in the Black sea and adjacent ranges and military airfields in the July-September, and will involve up to 3.5 thousand soldiers, of which up to 1 thousand from the APU, the same — from the U.S. and another 1.5 thousand from other member States of NATO and the States-participants of the program «Partnership for peace».

In the framework of the Ukrainian-American exercises «Rapid Trident — 2017» it is proposed to admit the territory of Ukraine in June and November 2017 for up to 25 days up to 2 thousand soldiers of the United States, other States members of NATO and States participating in the program «Partnership for peace» with weapons and military equipment, up to 6 aircraft, 10 helicopters. The exercise, which will take place on the Yavoriv training ground in Lviv region in June-November, will involve up to 3.5 thousand soldiers, of which up to 1.5 thousand from the APU, 1 thousand from US forces and yet the same from other member States of NATO and the States-participants of the program «Partnership for peace».

In the Annex to the draft law also contains a list of 16 exercises outside of Ukraine, which will be attended APU in 2017. Exercises are scheduled in Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Denmark, great Britain and Jordan, two teaching — in Bulgaria, Germany and Georgia, three teachings in Romania; in addition, one of the multinational exercises («saber guardian-2017») will be held on the territory of Romania and Bulgaria at the same time.




Poroshenko signed a law on the admission of foreign divisions on military exercises in 2017 26.01.2017

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