NATO Days 2015 in Ukraine

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Major General Biziewski (right) in front of the cadets at the Military Institute of Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University on Wednesday 28 October 2015, presenting tokens of contribution to the NATO Days 2015 in Ukraine. NATO photo by: LTC FRA A Christophe Cuny.

29 OCT 2015
LVIV, Ukraine – NATO representatives, from Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation are in Ukraine this week taking part in NATO Days 2015.
NATO Days 2015 is held at Ukrainian Higher Military Educational institutions and participation by NATO representatives is aimed at creating meaningful dialogue and raising NATO’s profile within those academies. The philosophy in Ukraine NATO Days is to establish a long term relationship between NATO and the young Ukrainian military generation, as well as their instructors.
NATO and Ukraine enjoy a close and strong relationship, through a distinctive partnership framework.  On Monday, 26 October 2015, Major General Jerzy Biziewski, current Allied Command Operations Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans (DCOS PLANS) and head of the NATO delegation was warmly welcomed by Colonel Oleksandr Syvak, executive deputy commander of the Lviv National Army Academy.
“It is a huge honour for me to be here today among young Ukrainian cadets, future Ukrainian military leaders who are getting their training and education here during four or five years of intensive study”, said Major General Biziewski.
“I am very delighted to provide you with an introduction to NATO and various themes, from NATO current operations to Hybrid Threat and Information Warfare. Representing Allied Command Operations, I am also very pleased to make sure that this event will broaden and deepen your knowledge of NATO”, he added.
NATO days 2015 in Ukraine continues on 28 and 29 October by a visit to the Military Institute of Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University and the Military Academy in Odessa. The main topics that were handled during the three events were NATO operations, Hybrid threat and Information warfare.
NATO Days is one of 216 NATO-Ukraine military cooperation activities taking place this year and shows how the Alliance wishes to strengthen cooperation and support the country’s progress on reforms.  The 2015 event is the ninth such event to take place.
Ukraine and NATO have been partners for almost 20 years and have built a distinctive partnership, which has been reinforced over the years. Ukraine is the only partner to have actively contributed to all major NATO-led operations and missions.
 Source: NATO

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