Ukrainian Rada allows foreign troops in military drills
On Friday night, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada passed legislation allowing for foreign troops to participate in military exercises on Ukrainian territory next year.
239 deputies voted in favor of the draft submitted by President Petro Poroshenko.
"The adoption of the law will ensure the implementation of tasks in the sphere of security and defense in the entire context of fulfilling the foreign policy priorities of the state," the bill’s summary reads.
The document states that Ukraine will host four military exercises with the participation of foreign servicemen in 2016, including the Maple Arch, Sea Breeze, and Rapid Trident military drills.