Poroshenko Requests Parliament to Allow Foreign Troops to Train in Ukraine
11:39 10.03.2015(updated 12:47 10.03.2015)
The Verkhovna Rada will consider allowing foreign troops to participate in military drills in Ukraine according to president Poroshenko's initiative.
KIEV (Sputnik) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has requested the country's parliament to consider allowing foreign troops into the country to participate in international military exercises in 2015, the parliament's website announced Tuesday.
According to the Verkhovna Rada's site, the legislative bill was introduced by Poroshenko on March 6 for the parliament's consideration and approval.
A number of western countries provide Ukraine with non-lethal military aid.
Last week, the US government announced that it had deployed 300 military personnel to Ukraine for a joint training mission.
Canada, Poland and the United Kingdom have also said they would deploy military advisers to train Ukrainian soldiers.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine started last April, when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters in the country's southeast. According to UN estimates, more than 6,000 have died as a result of the hostilities.
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