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    Lithuania's chief of defense visits Ukraine

    VILNIUS, Dec 07, BNS - Lithuania's Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Zukas is starting on Thursday a two-day official visit to Ukraine.

    On Thursday, Zukas will travel to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in the Yavoriv training area to be informed about the implementation of the US-led multinational training program and to meet with instructors from the Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion.

    The Lithuanian delegation will also visit the 142nd training center of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces in Berdychiv to meet with Lithuania's Special Operations Forces instructors taking part in the military training operation.

    On Friday, Zukas is scheduled to meet with Ukraine's Commander-in-Chief General Viktor Muzhenko and Oleksandr Turchynov, the head of Ukraine's National Defense and Security Council, in Kiev to discuss bilateral and multilateral military cooperation, the security situation and the Ukrainian Armed Forces' reforms.

    Around 30 Lithuanian troops are currently taking part in the military training operation in Ukraine.

    Vilnius newsroom, politika@bns.lt, +370 5 239 64 16

    • Published: 07.12.2017 09:02
    • LETA, BNS
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