>The Chief Of Staff Of Ukraine Gen. Pedchenko Visits Turkey


Official photo from Turkish General Staff.

The Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,Colonel-General Grigory Pedchenko is in Turkey for an official visit.

Yesterday Colonel-General Pedchenko visited hisTurkish counterpart General Işık Koşaner.

According to the Ukrainian side the parties discussedkey issues and future prospects of cooperation between the armedforces of both countries.

Special attention was paid to the development ofbilateral partnership in the framework of regional initiatives,including joint participation in the Black Sea naval groupcooperation “Blackseafor”, Operation Black Sea Harmony,confidence-building measures and security in the Black Sea.

The sides also exchanged views on the development ofmilitary-political situation in the region and analyze its impact onthe Black Sea area security.

 While in Turkey, the Ukrainian military delegationwill to visit the operational center of operations of the TurkishArmed Forces of Turkey, 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, the Armyunit earmarked for peacekeeping operations, 4th Main air base inAnkara, Fleet Command of Naval Forces and and defence companyASELSAN.

It is planned to harmonize existing cooperation ofthe training of troops participating in peacekeeping and antiterrorist exercises.

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