The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal together with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili visited the Yavoriv International Peacekeeping and Security Center, on August 21, during a working trip to Lviv region.
The Heads of Government toured the Center and got familiarized with the NATO-standard combat planning process. Denys Shmyhal and Irakli Garibashvili also got acquainted with the IPSC training facilities and modern models of small arms and weapons.
"Yavoriv training range is one of two in Ukraine where international military exercises take place. Since the beginning of the Russian aggression, units of the Armed Forces and the National Guard have been actively training here. In total, the Center trains about 20,000 military according to NATO standards. This is a significant contribution to strengthening Ukraine’s defense capabilities," the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed.
Denys Shmyhal added that joining forces in strengthening security is of paramount importance for the common Euro-Atlantic future of Ukraine and Georgia.
The Yavoriv International Peacekeeping and Security Center, better known as the Yavoriv Military Range, is a training range in western Ukraine located 30 km northwest of Lviv in the Yavoriv district.
Since 1995, the Peace Shield international military exercise has been held on the territory of the military range within the framework of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) program, which is conducted jointly by Ukraine and NATO.
The Partnership for Peace Training Center is designed to provide and conduct training exercises for national contingents and national personnel (military observers, staff officers) to participate in international peacekeeping and security operations, as well as units of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.