For the first time ever, a SOF unit from a country which is not a member of the North Atlantic Alliance successfully passed the NATO certification as a SOF unit and has the right to be involved in NATO Response Force, the NRF.
The certification of the Ukrainian unit was carried out in order to
ensure the Alliance's confidence in the capability of the unit involved
in the NRF to complete the full range of tasks assigned to it in
NATO-led operations. Ukrainian SOF servicemen demonstrated the
full range of task execution capabilities at the Flaming Sword 2019
international exercise, ..