"I am glad to announce that our American partners, who have sent representatives of their armed forces to us, were joined by the Great Britain, Canada, Poland and many other countries," Poroshenko said during opening of the Ukrainian-American Command Post Exercise "Fearless Guardian - 2015" in the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Lviv region.
The president also said: "It evidences the fact that our bilateral military cooperation verged into a qualitatively new practical dimension. And those who work in the Joint Committee on cooperation and defense reform have proved their salt."
Earlier, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defense Minister Jason Kenney voiced the decision to send a group of 200 military trainers to Ukraine. It is expected that the Canadians will join the military trainers from the U.S. and the UK in the west of Ukraine in early summer of 2015 and will work there until March 31, 2017. Most of Canadian trainers will be located at the base in Yavoriv town in the Lviv region.