President Petro Poroshenko has signed Decree "On the Plan of Holding Multinational Trainings with Participation of AFU Units in the Territory of Ukraine and their Participation in Trainings Abroad for 2015, as well as the Access to the Territory of Ukraine for the Units of the Armed Forces of Other States to Participate in Multinational Trainings in 2015". The President has also signed Law №255-VIII of March 17 on the access to the territory of Ukraine for the units of the armed forces of other states to participate in multinational trainings in 2015.
Commenting on the participation of the Ukrainian servicemen in multinational trainings, the President has noted: "The level of preparation of our servicemen that take part in trainings should be high, for them to become instructors and share their experience for the struggle against subversive-reconnaissance groups and the increase of efficiency of various sectors of the Armed Forces".
A series of Ukrainian-American trainings in the territory of Ukraine is scheduled for 2015: "Fearless Guardian-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.2 thousand people, including 1 thousand U.S. servicemen), "Sea Breeze-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.5 thousand people, including 1 thousand U.S. servicemen and up to 500 militaries from NATO countries and the program "Partnership for Peace") and "Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.1 thousand people, including up to 500 U.S. servicemen and up to 600 servicemen from NATO countries and the program "Partnership for Peace"). Also, Ukrainian-Polish trainings are planned: "Secure Sky – 2015" (overall, 350 participants, including 100 Polish militaries) and "Legal Order – 2015" (overall, 100 participants, including 50 Polish servicemen). For this end, the Decree of the President grants access to the territory of Ukraine for the armed forces' units of the U.S., NATO member-states, members of the program "Partnership for Peace", Poland with armament, military equipment, ships, submarines, aircrafts and helicopters for the period and in the amount approved by the Decree.
The plan of Ukrainian militaries' participation in multinational trainings abroad was also approved. The following trainings were scheduled: training of military police in Germany (up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen), anti-submarine training in the Black Sea Basin "Sea Shield-2015" (up to 500 Ukrainian servicemen), multinational training of signal corps "Coalition Endeavour / Combined Endeavour – 2015" in Germany (up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen), " Maple Arch – 2015" in Lithuania (up to 120 Ukrainian militaries), "Bright Avalanche – 2015" in Hungary (up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen), "Trident Juncture – 2015" in Spain and Portugal (up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen) and Certification training of the Battle Tactical Group of the European Union "Common Challenge – 2015" in Germany (up to 60 Ukrainian servicemen).