Active phase of the strategic command and staff exercise "Joint Endeavour 2020" has begun2020-09-22 10:09:00 | ID: 59795
This was stated on September 21, by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak, during a telephone conversation with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach.
During the conversation, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Chief Aviation Marshal Sir Stuart Peach discussed the current security situation in Ukraine. It was stressed that Russia's armed aggression in the Donbas is a threat not only to Ukraine but also to the security and stability of all European countries and the world.
During the conversation, the parties paid special attention to the further development of military cooperation between Ukraine and NATO.
Chief Aviation Marshal Sir Stuart Peach thanked for our country's contribution to the NATO operations and assured of its commitment to partnership with Ukraine, as well as readiness for deepening of cooperation.
Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak expressed words of gratitude for assistance in granting the status of a member of the NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Program.
- It is nice to note that our cooperation is full of practical content. As an example, the active phase of the strategic command and staff exercise "Joint Endeavour 2020" has begun today with the support of Ukraine's partners, - emphasized Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak also noted that the exersicese Joint Endeavour 2020 is unique in its scope, composition of forces and assets, as well as involvement of partner states.
- Conducting this strategic exercise will demonstrate Ukraine's readiness to repel armed aggression independently and with the use of international support mechanisms, as well as increase interoperability with NATO forces and assets,-stresses Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak.
The parties agreed to coordinate joint efforts and contact on a regular basis, as well as possible arrangement of the meeting.
PA Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine