Im Beisein des ukrainischen Präsidenten Petro Poroschenko hat am (heutigen) Montag in der West-Ukraine die Operation Fearless Guardian begonnen, die Trainingsmission von US-Fallschirmjägern für ukrainische Soldaten. Dazu waren in der vergangenen Woche rund 300 Fallschirmjäger in Lviv eingetroffen.
Aus der Mitteilung des ukrainischen Präsidialamtes:
President Petro Poroshenko has taken part in the solemn opening of the Ukrainian-American Command Post Exercise “Fearless Guardian – 2015” in the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Lviv region. The Head of State called this training a new phase of cooperation between Ukraine and USA.
Addressing the Ukrainian and American participants of training, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, the Head of State noted that common training of such scale and content was being held in Ukraine for the first time. “The training is being held under unique circumstances. The foreign state has unleashed a full-scale aggression and a multi-level hybrid war against Ukraine on the eastern border of our country,” Petro Poroshenko said.
The President has emphasized that the given war was waged not only against Ukraine. “It is symbolic that on the 70th anniversary of victory of Anti-Hitler Coalition over Nazism, frontier of civilizational battle for the future of Europe and the world is laid in Ukraine once again,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
“It is a war not only for the independence of Ukraine, but also for the freedom and democracy of Europe and the world. This war will decide whether the rules of the international law will be efficient in the world, whether the borders will be inviolable and integral, whether one can apply force without a reason and without being punished. Can ethnic affinity be a reason for unceremonious interference in the internal affairs of a foreign state? Are authoritarianism and dictatorship compatible with European political culture, the main value of which is a free citizen with his rights of a free state?” the President said.
Kräftige Töne. Neben den USA engagieren sich auch Großbritannien und Kanada bei der Ausbildung ukrainischer Soldaten.
(Foto: Ukrainisches Präsidialamt)