Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania to form joint peacekeeping brigade

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Nov. 17, 2009, 10:24 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
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.
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