11:55 Nov. 10, 2016
Ukraine is also participating, according to Georgian media
New NATO exercises are about to kick off at the Krtsanisi National Training Center, outside Georgia's capital Tbilisi.
The drills will be the first joint multinational brigade-level, computer assisted trainings between the country and the Alliance, according to Agenda.ge.
‘The NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016 is a landmark exercise for Georgia and a significant milestone in strengthening NATO-Georgia military cooperation', Georgia's Ministry of Defense said.
Thirteen NATO members and two partner countries of the Alliance are expected to take part in the drills, which are said to last 10 days.
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Ukraine is among the countries, that take part in the drills. The list also icludes Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States and Macedonia.
Overall about 250 servicemen will be working on improving the cooperation between NATO and Georgia's armed forces, aimed at reacting to crisis situations.
The drills are a part of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, a series of 13 defense capacity measures agreed in 2014.