|Updated: 09-Oct-2002||October 2002|
NATO peace support exercises
Three NATO military exercises are simultaneously taking place at the moment, covering an area stretching across from Estonia to Western Ukraine and down as far as the Ionian Sea.
The third exercise, Exercise Cooperative Adventure Exchange 2002, is being held at the Yavoriv Training Centre in Western Ukraine, 7-18 October. The exercise brings together NATO and Partner mobile land forces to work with other headquarters and units, within a peace support operation scenario. Military personnel from 12 NATO and six Partner countries are participating in this exercise, which comes under the command of Joint Command Southeast, Izmir, Turkey.
The Yavoriv Training Centre is one of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) training centres and was officially designated as such in March 1999. These centres offer courses and training facilities for NATO and Partner countries to conduct military exercises together. So far, six other centres of this kind have been set up in Austria, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Romania respectively.