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Two hundred troops from the US' 173rd Airborne Brigade are taking part (Photo: eur.army.mil)

Nato states begin exercise in west Ukraine, weapons deliveries

Nato countries have started an annual military exercise in west Ukraine, with Kiev saying some of them have also begun delivering weapons.

The US-led exercise - “Rapid Trident” - began on Monday (15 September) in Yavoriv, near the Polish-Ukrainian border.

According to a US statement, the 11-day drill will practice “peacekeeping and stability operations”, including “countering improvised explosive devices, convoy operations, and patrolling”.

It includes 200 US soldiers fr...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Two hundred troops from the US' 173rd Airborne Brigade are taking part (Photo: eur.army.mil)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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