Ukrainian Parliament Approved Increase In Number Of US, NATO Troops Deployed ‘For Drills’

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Ukrainian Parliament Approved Increase In Number Of US, NATO Troops Deployed 'For Drills'

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On January 26, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a law that approved the decision of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to allow units and subdivisions of the armed forces of other states into the country to ‘participate in exercises’ in 2021.

The adopted law allows a long-term presence in Ukraine of up to 2,000 US soldiers and the same number from other NATO countries. This is 1000 more than it was allowed in 2020. The also allows foreign military equipment and ten NATO aircraft to stay in Ukraine all year round.

In other words, under pretext of holding ‘multinational exercises’, the US and NATO have been steadily increasing their permanent military presence in Ukraine.

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