Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 96

On the same day in Kiev, NATO’s commander for Central Europe, General Hans Hansen, conferred with Ukraine’s deputy defense minister and armed forces chief of staff, General Anatol Lopata, on developing exchanges at senior staff level between NATO and the Ukrainian military. "NATO has a very clear understanding of Ukraine’s role in European security," Hansen was quoted as saying. (14). In what is surely a potent symbol of the transformations in Eastern Europe’s security environment, troops from the U.S. 82nd airborne division will exercise in Ukraine from September 30 to October 13 jointly with Ukrainian airborne units.

Baltic States Urge Council of Europe to Admit Ukraine.