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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Perry Plans Ukraine Visit

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary William Perry, pushing to improve military ties with former Soviet states, will watch U.S. and Ukrainian troops conduct joint maneuvers in Ukraine next week, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Perry will attend "Peaceshield 95" peacekeeping exercises near Lviv, Ukraine, next Thursday. Some 300 troops from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Division in Germany will take part with 300 troops from Ukraine's 24th Motorized Rifle Division.