In response to Russia's large-scale Kavkaz 2020 military exercises, Ukraine will conduct a series of its own military exercises. At the same time, it is planned to conduct the maneuvers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "in rather unexpected places," said Alexei Danilov, secretary of the country's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).
- Said Secretary of the National Security Council.
The fact that Ukraine intends to conduct its own military exercises at the same time as the Russian ones was announced earlier by the country's Defense Minister Andrei Taran. Speaking in the Verkhovna Rada, he said that the Joint Efforts-2020 military command-staff exercises are planned in September with the involvement of NATO countries. The Defense Minister specified that the exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be held in parallel with the Russian Caucasus-2020.
At the same time, there was no talk of any "unexpected places", Taran clearly indicated the place of the exercises - the south of Ukraine.
- said the head of the Ukrainian military department.