The exercises will take place in response to Russian military exercises Kavkaz-2020.
Ukraine intends simultaneously with Russia to hold military exercises in the fall, announced on Friday, July 17, during the hour of questions to the government in the Verkhovna Rada, the Minister of defense of Ukraine Andrei Taran, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
He reminded that Russia plans in late September to conduct exercises Kavkaz-2020 and the Ukraine will hold at the same time exercises with the participation of the NATO joint force-2020.
“This symmetrical response will show the readiness of the AFU to provide decent resistance to any attempt on the part of the Russian Federation to escalate the situation or start large-scale military actions”, — said the Minister.
According to him, the joint efforts-2020″plan to test the ability of staff in the new structure to act in accordance with NATO standards, as well as the ability to organize the interaction with the control centers of the armed forces of NATO.
During the exercise will conduct live firing with anti-aircraft missile systems and aircraft of the air force, with ground troops, etc. at the sites located in the South of Ukraine.
He also assured that the threat of an attack on Kherson region from annexed Crimea. “On the Peninsula are not recorded actions to create percussion groups,” he said.
The Minister also listed the activities that are carried out of the APU to prevent the escalation of the situation.
“Strengthening of reconnaissance is underway for troop rotations, specified tasks, organized in close cooperation with the National guard, National police, security Service of Ukraine, the State border service of Ukraine. Given the mentioned, military units, units of the Armed forces of Ukraine, which perform tasks as part of operation joint force along the administrative border of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, ready to respond adequately to existing challenges and threats along the state border of Ukraine”, — he told.
We will note, earlier today Russia announced an unscheduled inspection of troops. The audit will conduct more than fifty exercises. which involves almost 150 thousand troops.