The Head Of The General Staff Viktor Muzhenko
Chief of the General staff – chief of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko during the official visit to the Baltic States 25 Nov visited Estonia to discuss with Estonian colleagues the possibility of joint exercises for the preparation of the MTR according to NATO standards. This reports the press service of the defense Ministry of Ukraine.
“In one of the units of the special operations Forces of the defence forces of Estonia hosted a working meeting between Ukrainian delegation and the commander of the unit Riho Otegen. They discussed issues of combat training units, technical, methodological and training support, the possibility of holding joint training and more effective implementation and adaptation of NATO standards in the training of special forces,” – said in the message.
In addition Muzhenko met with the commander of Forces of defence of Estonia Riho Terracom and raised the issues of military cooperation, attracting Estonian specialists in the curricula for the training of the Ukrainian military in various fields.
At the meeting with the President of the security Council and of defence of Estonia Marco Mihkelson chief APU shared experience of the confrontation of Russian aggression.
Also Muzhenko held a meeting with Minister of defence of Estonia by Hannes Hanso, during which the sides discussed the state and prospects of security sector reform in Ukraine, the possibility of Advisory and technical use of the experience of Estonia on the implementation of NATO standards.
Note, in the framework of the visit to Estonia, the chief of staff also visited wounded Ukrainian soldiers, who are here for rehabilitation. He handed Sergeant Alexander Bukhareva, soldiers Taras Ocheretko, the Novel the Hunchback and Vladimir Bulanov honorary badges “For the ritual in military service” III degree.
We will remind, special operations Forces are a closed structure in the Armed forces of Ukraine, so the information regarding their establishment and operation, is not open for public communication. The fighting ability of these forces will provide in 2016.