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Joint Polish, Lithuanian, Ukrainian Force to Become Operational in 2017

Sputnik News

17:04 25.01.2016(updated 17:17 25.01.2016)

According to Polish Defense Minister, a joint brigade of units from the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian armies will become fully operational next year.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A joint brigade of units from the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian armies will become fully operational next year, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Monday.

'All three units interact well, and there are great chances that the brigade will reach operational readiness next year,' he said in the Polish city of Lublin where an opening ceremony of a joint brigade headquarters took place.

Macierewicz added that the brigade would be 'one of the key forms of military cooperation on the eastern flank of NATO.'

The three states signed an agreement establishing Lithuanian–Polish–Ukrainian Brigade (LITPOLUKRBRIG) in September 2014. The brigade is due to serve in UN peacekeeping operations.

Sputnik



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