The US is providing expanded combat training to about 500 Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. The training started on Sunday and will continue for the next five to eight weeks. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the US wanted Ukrainian troops to fight the Russians and get back their land.
• About 500 Ukrainian soldiers are taking expanded combat training in advanced weapons
• The objective of the training is to equip the Ukrainian forces with all incoming weapons and equipment
What Is Expanded Combat Training Of Ukrainian Forces?
The Ukrainian soldiers began their training on a full set of weapons and equipment in Grafenwoehr, Germany on Sunday. They will hone their skills including movement and coordination with their companies – and battalion-size units in battle. The training involves combined artillery, armor, and ground forces.
What Is The Objective Of The Training?
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting the Grafenwoehr on Monday to see the Ukrainian forces being trained on advanced weapons. He said that the objective of the training was to equip the Ukrainian forces to counter any surge in Russian attacks and to get back the territory captured by Russia in the 11-month-old battle.
Milley said that the training was important, especially when the new weapons, artillery, tanks, and other vehicles were heading to Ukraine. He said that the training would help Ukrainian forces to use all incoming weapons and equipment. He said that the new forces would be ready to combat before the spring rains show up.