The current teaching will be held on a larger scale than in previous years. Joint training gives us a good chance of obtaining the criteria and standards that exist in the NATO countries, and our partners - the opportunity to learn from the experience of Ukrainian soldiers, obtained during the fighting,said the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak.
It is reported that about 2,5 people from 15 countries are involved in the maneuvers. The US unit has almost 400 military personnel. The exercise also includes Moldova, Romania, Poland and other countries. The events will last until 23 September.
According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the military will work out actions during a conditional conflict, "including in the east of the country." In particular, the main attention will be paid to the “training of the international headquarters and battalions of a separate assault landing and mechanized brigades”.
At the same time, Kiev assured that the Rapid Trident-2017 was not developed in response to the Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad-2017, which will be held on September 14-20.
The military personnel of different countries primarily work out joint actions in order to gain complete mutual compatibility in the future when performing certain tasks, peacekeeping missions and stabilization missions,noted in the press service of the department.