An annual NATO-led training exercise has kicked off in western Ukraine near the Polish border.
The 16th edition of the "Rapid Trident" exercise brings together troops from 11 countries, including NATO members such as the United States, Canada, Britain, and Turkey. It also includes non-NATO countries in the alliance's Partnership for Peace program, such as Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. It will focus on "peacekeeping and stability operations. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)