Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania to form joint peacekeeping brigade
Nov. 17, 2009, 10:24 a.m. |
Brussels, November 17 (Interfax-AVN) - The Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian defense ministers have signed a letter stating their plans to form a joint peacekeeping brigade, LitPolUkrBrig.
"We have signed a letter spelling out our plans to form a Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade. Lithuanian Defense Minister Rasa Jukneviciene, Polish Defense Minister Stanislaw Komarowski and I have signed it," Ukraine's acting Defense Minister Valeriy Ivaschenko told the media in Brussels.
The letter was signed ahead of Ukraine-NATO consultations at the level of defense ministers, he said.
Other countries are free to join the trilateral agreement.