US Army to Proceed with Planned Exercise in Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Nancy Montgomer
Stars and Stripes
March 17, 2014

Atlas Vision is canceled. But Rapid Trident is still a go.

The status of two annual U.S. Army Europe military exercises that were scheduled for July — one in Russia, one in western Ukraine — is being affected differently by the situation in Ukraine, which has been described as the worst crisis since the end of the Cold War. The fact that the U.S. and its allies chose to go ahead with an exercise in Ukraine while canceling the one in Russia demonstrates Western support for Kiev in its confrontation with Moscow. . . .

[P]lanning for Rapid Trident 2014 — a large, USAREUR-led multinational exercise scheduled for July — is ongoing, he [EUCOM spokesman Lt. Col. David Westover] said.

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