Among the fifteen nations participating in the U.S.-led war games are Turkey, Pakistan and Jordan.

Ukrainian troops land on Azov Sea coast in NATO drills
The Joint Efforts 2021 military drills kicked off in Ukraine on September 22

Ukrainian marines landed on the coast of the Sea of Azov in the Joint Efforts 2021 drills involving NATO military personnel and combat equipment….

“An air assault company of the Ukrainian Navy’s marine infantry held tactical drills in the area of the Sea of Azov. The marines supported by a group of boats of the Ukrainian Navy and the State Border Guard Service landed from a search and rescue vessel onto the coast and organized the landing of another unit from Mi-8 helicopters,” the Ukrainian Navy wrote on its Facebook.

Under the scenario of the drills, the troops carried out joint measures to block a notional enemy’s combined arms reserve, it said.


…The maneuvers involve about 12,500 personnel and over 600 items of armament and military hardware from 15 countries, including 11 NATO member states and four partner countries. The large-scale maneuvers aim “to raise Ukraine’s defense potential and improve compatibility with the armed forces of NATO member states.”


[T]he drills [will] run at all of the country’s basic military training grounds and also in the Black and Azov Seas.