Verkhovna Rada approves establishing Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade "LitPolUkrbrig"

4 february 2015 | 12:40

Verkhovna Rada approves establishing Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade "LitPolUkrbrig"

Friendly states create a joint brigade
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified the agreement between the governments of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine to establish a joint military brigade.

The decision has been supported by 290 MPs.

The agreement on the establishment of the multinational Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade "LitPolUkrbrig" was signed in Warsaw on September 19, 2014 by Defense Ministers of three states.

It is expected that LitPolUkrbrig will be used for operations under the auspices of the UN, NATO and the EU. The main tasks of the brigade will be to participate in international efforts to ensure peace, deepening regional military cooperation and provide a framework for the establishment of the EU combat team on the basis of the brigade.

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Brigade headquarters will be located in Lublin. The LitPolUkrbrig should reach a full operational readiness in two years.

As regards to the composition of the brigade, there will be 545 soldiers from Ukraine, 350 – from Lithuania and up to 3,500 military from Poland.

Source: ZN.UA

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