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Politics 2019-01-15T05:38:12+02:00
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International Maple Arch 2016 Military Exercise Starts In Lviv Region

International Maple Arch 2016 Military Exercise Starts In Lviv Region

The international Maple Arch 2016 military exercise has started in Lviv Region.


Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement made by the press service of the Ministry of Defence.

Over 200 Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian and Canadian troops are participating.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are represented by servicemen of 80 nonintegrated air assault brigade of the Air Assault Force.

Most of the paratroopers have combat experience acquired in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).

The exercise will last until approximately November 21.

It will help improve international military relations between the armed forces, and enhance the interoperation of multinational forces.

Maple Arch participants are to gain skills of peace-keeping operations and master international operating procedures in a multinational military environment.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the international Sea Breeze 2016 exercise was held in Odesa and Mykolayiv Regions this summer.


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