The Ukrainian-American command post exercise, which started on the first day of the week in Lviv region, will last until November of this year, they will spend 19 million dollars, said Tuesday at a press conference the official representative of the MFA of Ukraine Yevhen perebyinis.
"The exercise was made possible due to the target United States assistance provided to the National guard of Ukraine in the amount of 19 million dollars. The training will take place in 3 phases and will last until November 2015. At each stage it is planned to prepare up to 300 national guardsmen ", - writes a press-service of the foreign Ministry.
last week about 300 U.S. Marines arrived in Ukraine to participate in command post exercises (involving troops) Fearless guardian 2015 in Lviv region, which was launched on 20 April.
The Ukrainian soldiers will be held artillery training and courses on tactical intelligence and conducting information operations. For example, this interaction with the local population in the conflict area and " combating cyber attacks of the enemy. Similarly, in the program of exercises includes the installation of protective structures and clearance of explosive devices.
In addition to the fighters themselves, the exercises will be attended by 30 officers-instructors, who will then convey the experience of the U.S. military in the form of teachers, Lysenko added.
Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in Minsk talks Denis Putilin said that the DNR considers the arrival of instructors from the USA to Ukraine as an attempt to escalate the confrontation in the Donbass. He Also expressed concern that after the training of foreign equipment can remain within Ukraine. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that the military Training from the U.S. Ukrainians possession of weapons and appliances of the Western sample can be regarded as the 1st step to supplies to Ukraine modern American weapons.