“This exercise is, indeed, very large, and Ukraine will be represented by full-time officers in the headquarters. In general, only five countries out of 41 NATO partner countries participate [in the exercise this year], and Ukraine is among them,” Major General Odd Egil Pedersen, the NATO Deputy Chief of Staff of Military Partnerships Directorate, said in an exclusive commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent.
According to him, the representatives of Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Georgia and Jordan will participate in the drills. The start of military exercise is scheduled for October 25.
The multinational NATO-led Trident Juncture exercise will take place in Norway, the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden, from October 25 to November 7. About 50,000 soldiers will take part in the maneuvers, including more than 14,000 soldiers of the U.S. Army.
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