A total of 1,300 troops from 15 nations, either active NATO members
or would-be members, have come together for a military exercise in
western Ukraine – even as the fragile truce in the east of the country
NATO member states have started supplying weapons to Ukraine, the
country’s Defense Minister said on TV. His comments came a few days
after a similar statement by a Ukrainian presidential aide sparked a
diplomatic scandal and a rash of denials.
In the face of growing aggression by Russia, the United States and
Georgia moved Sunday to expand their defence relationship — including
the possible sale of U.S. Black Hawk helicopters to the former Soviet
bloc nation at the crossroads of eastern Europe and Asia.