U.S., Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine in military exercise targeting Belarus, Kaliningrad, Donbass

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U.S., Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine in military exercise targeting Belarus, Kaliningrad, Donbass

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced that the U.S. will participate in a joint exercise with the military of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine in the last country from July 17-30.

The war games are code-named Three Swords 2021 and will be hosted by the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy.

According to UKRINFORM the event will be “a multinational military exercise of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade named after Grand Hetman Konstanty Ostrogski,” though it’s difficult to determine where the eponymous nature of the title comes in.

The reference to the Grand Hetman of Lithuania (1460-1530) is a further indication of where the three nations involved have progressed (if that’s the word) since the end of the Cold War.

The exercise will have both command and field components and will…

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3 thoughts on “U.S., Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine in military exercise targeting Belarus, Kaliningrad, Donbass

  1. NATO want the Crimea back, and note that it’s a major Soviet military base. Actually, Russia was leasing that base before the Ukraine had a LOT of US help to get rid of the neutral president who wanted to be friends with both Russia and Europe and replace him with a rabidly anti-Russian president who wanted to ban the Russian language and the Russian religion from the Ukraine. He was replaced with a president, elected in a fair election, who was a native Russian speaker but was told he can never use the Russian language, and the people running the Ukraine say he will be quickly deposed if he is not adequately anti-Russian. So he agreed to do as he was told and demand the return of the Crimea.
    Of course, the Crimea is one of Putin’s Red Lines, and NATO trying to take it back will mean they’ll need a Nightingale and a Light Brigade.

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