WARSAW — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the country's new draft military doctrine is the first in Ukraine's history to clearly identify Russia as an enemy and an aggressor.
The announcement was made Sept. 1 during the prime minister's visit to Odessa, where he took part in the launching ceremony of the Sea Breeze 2015 multinational military exercise, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine said in a statement.
Yatsenyuk said that the draft military doctrine has been submitted to the National Defense and Security Council, and that the Ukrainian President "will sign the corresponding decree".
"We feel as one force with our partners, NATO [member] states, with our American partners. Therefore, the American ships have entered and will enter the Ukrainian territorial waters in the future. We will continue our joint exercise," Yatsenyuk said.
Jaroslaw Adamowski is the Poland correspondent for Defense News.