Kyiv: Since Ukraine is not part of NATO, Ukrainian officers will participate in the command-phase of the Trident Juncture-18 exercises as a representative of the partner country. Admiral James Foggo, the commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa, announced this during a telephone press conference, which was held "on record".
“We intend to move from exercises in the field to a phase of exercises at the command post in Naples. These team training will prepare us for the qualification of the NATO Response Force in 2019. Therefore, we will deploy headquarters and all the components involved in these exercises, which will last 10 days. Ukraine is part of these exercises, in which staff officers will participate. They will make their contribution and will be able to see and learn everything with us, ”Admiral Foggo stated.
Recall that the NATO large-scale NATO exercises Trident Juncture, which is considered the largest after the end of the Cold War, began in Norway.