: Multinational military drills in Black Sea amidst growing imbalance of power in region
Opinion11:32 Aug. 2, 2016
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Multinational military drills in Black Sea amidst growing imbalance of power in region

Ukraine's military shares experience in hybrid warfare with NATO armies

After illegal annexation of Crimea Ukraine's navy has decreased significantly. Yet, what the country lacks in equipment, it makes up in experience in hybrid warfare. Ukraine Today correspondent Volodymyr Solohub discusses the benefits of the military drills Sea Breeze 2016 with former admiral and military expert Ihor Kabanenko.

"NATO and the US call this the new generation warfare. And it's really a new generation warfare. Because it's based on new methods, new technologies and new approach how to fight. We've got a lot of experience and we can help our Western colleagues to better understand this environment and also to accept these standards how to fight, how to better fight and win in this war. So it's a two-way road and it's a good opportunity for both – it's a mutually beneficial approach."

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"We have to use our experience form the past and take into account those hybrid threats, which exist right now. It's not an easy way, it's a way of understanding of this situation, but it's the only way to survive. Why? If we face the misbalance of power in this region – and this is also a lesson from the last – if there is a misbalance of power, it will become a region of war. We have to remember that and also use our common efforts to avoid this scenario."

Watch Ukraine Today's previous interview with Ihor Kabanenko: 'Donbas conflict could develop to impact Baltics and Poland'

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