Today starts “Defender 21”, the largest military exercise in Western Balkans

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The largest military exercise in Western Balkans, “Defender 21”, has officially started today.

The US Ambassador, Yuri Kim, received the USNS Bob Hope ship at the Durres Port. Kim explained that “Bob Hope” is a supply ship that is carrying more than 800 pieces of equipment for use in the exercise.

“Defender21, largest military exercise in W. Balkans, officially starts today. Pleased to see USNS Bob Hope arrive at Durrës. The Bob Hope is a supply ship that is carrying more than 800 pieces of equipment for use in the exercise.  2 other ships will join”, Kim declared.

Defender-Europe 21 is a joint multinational exercise led by the US Army Commands in Europe and Africa. Its purpose is to improve the readiness of the troops and create interaction between the USA, NATO and the partner armies.