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Ukraine wants to participate in Bulgarian-Romanian brigade - Poltorak

Ukraine wants to participate in Bulgarian-Romanian brigade - PoltorakUkrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has met with his Romanian counterpart Mihnea Ioan Motoc during a visit to NATO Headquarters in order to discuss prospects of Ukraine's participation in the multinational Bulgarian-Romanian brigade.

According to the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, Poltorak stressed that Ukraine was planning to discuss participation of Ukrainian servicemen in this brigade and mentioned that the country already had experience of being a part of another brigade.

"We have experience of the participation in multinational military forces such as a joint brigade of Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine (LITPOLUKRBRIG). I believe that it is another step towards security preservation in our region," he said.

"Today like never before it is very important to combine our efforts for fight against the enemy which threats security in the entire region. We take interest in cooperation for the sake of security in the Black Sea region," Poltorak added.

In turn, Motoc praised successful results of reform in the Ukrainian army.

The Romanian minister also said that the issue of Ukrainian servicemen participation in the Bulgarian-Romanian brigade would be discussed and added that it is an opportunity for the development and support of good relations between the neighboring countries.

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In addition, Motoc accepted Poltorak's invitation to visit Ukraine and continue the dialogue.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the day before that the defense ministers of NATO member countries would recommend to approve the establishment of a multinational brigade in Romania during the upcoming Warsaw NATO Summit.
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