: UK to train 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers

10:19 Jul. 9, 2016

UK to train 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers

In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, British soldiers attend a military exercise 'Iron Sword 2014', at the Gaiziunu Training Range in Pabrade some 60km.(38 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania. (AP Photo)

Rapid Trident 2016 military exercise finish on Friday

UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond says that the United Kingdom is going to train 4,000 Ukrainian troops until March 2017, according to the Ukrainian Embassy to the UK.

"UK is going to train 4,000 Ukr militaries until March 2017 – Foreign Secretary @PHammondPM told UA media on the margins of NATO Warsaw Summit," the Embassy tweeted on Friday.

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The Rapid Trident 2016 military drills were held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv, Lviv region, Ukraine, June 27 through July 8, 2016. The drills support interoperability among Ukraine, the US, NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. This year, 14 countries took part in the exercise with participation of approximately 2,000 personnel.

In 2016, Ukraine's armed forces are to participate in 10 multinational exercises.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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