The Ukrainian Armed Forces announced plans to conduct joint training exercises with its NATO allies on Saturday because Russia is concerned about the relocation of troops on the borders of small countries.
Hill said more than 1,000 soldiers from at least five NATO member states will participate in training later this year.
The exercise described on the Facebook page of the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces aims to support Ukraine’s “territorial integrity” in the face of aggression from “one of the hostile neighbors” (probably Russia).
The announcement came the day after President Biden promised to provide Ukraine with “firm support”
Since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, new violent conflicts have erupted in Donbass, which has increased tensions between neighboring countries.
Zelensky said Friday: “We discussed the situation in the Donbass in detail.” “President Biden assured me that Ukraine will never face Russian aggression alone.”