THE ANNUAL MAPPLE ARCH MILITARY EXERCISES WERE STARTED IN LITHUANIA WITH PARTICIPATION OF THE LITPOLUKRBRIG
Today, on October 2, a two-week international military exercises “Maple Arch-2018” began at the training center near Nemencine (Republic of Lithuania).
Noticible, that the military exercises are held with the participation of the LitPolUkrBrig (an international brigade consisting of units from the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian armies), the battalion headquaters of the 80th Separate Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the headquarters of other national military units from Lithuania and Poland under the guidance of Canadian instructors.
The “Maple Arch” maneuvers are annual 11-day command and staff exercises in which the military personnel of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine traditionally take part. But the format of the exercises this year is somewhat expanded - they cover more than 300 participants from 8 countries: Canada, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey. Macedonia is represented as an observer.
According to Colonel Dmitry Bratishko - the commander of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade named after the Great Hetman Konstantin Ostrozhsky - the exercises will check the level of preparedness of the personnel, coordination with the battalion headquarters and complete the 2018 training cycle.
LitPolukrbrig, as the highest headquarters, will exercise command over shunting battalions from Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, and also have the opportunity to share experience with current participants from Georgia and Montenegro.