KFOR Freedom of Movement Detachment rehearses obstacle removal
KFOR Freedom of Movement Detachment rehearses obstacle removal

KFOR Freedom of Movement Detachment Rehearses Obstacle Removal

KFOR (Kosovo Force Regional) multinational partners Ukraine, Italy, Austria and the U.S. participated in Freedom of Movement Detachment training (obstacle removal).

The obstacle removal was executed by Italian engineer personnel, Austrian explosive ordnance disposal personnel, and U.S. infantry personnel.

In the event that security situations deteriorate in RC-E’s area of responsibility, FOM-D personnel are capable of rapidly deploying to the area to ensure the safety and security of the people of Kosovo, said Ukrainian Armed Forces Maj. Andrii Dublian, a FOM-D trainer and coordinator.

KFOR Freedom of Movement Detachment rehearses obstacle removal
Kosovo Force maneuver-battalion personnel approach a roadblock April 8, 2020, at Camp Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny, Kosovo. The simulated roadblock was a part of a multinational training exercise where KFOR personnel from Italy, Ukraine, Austria and the U.S. rehearsed maneuver and removal tactics. KFOR is charged with ensuring the safety and security of all the people of Kosovo.

Dublian said the purpose of the training is to optimize communication between the multinational forces in order to remain proficient in their maneuvering capabilities.

“FOM-D training is essential to the KFOR mission,” said Dublian. “If there were ever a need, each multinational component will be ready to respond to any deteriorating-security situation.”

KFOR Freedom of Movement Detachment rehearses obstacle removal
A Kosovo Force vehicle removes a roadblock April 8, 2020, at Camp Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny, Kosovo. The simulated roadblock was a part of a joint training exercise where KFOR personnel from Italy, Ukraine, Austria and the U.S. rehearsed maneuver tactics. KFOR is charged with ensuring the safety and security of all the people of Kosovo.

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