U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette said that American instructors teach the Ukrainian security forces firing mortars and conduct searches.
"Training on the firing of the mortar and the search of sensitive sites During the exercise of the national guard of Ukraine," printed in his own Twitter account on Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, to include a link to a video of the exercises with the participation of the U.S. military.
in a two-minute video, one of the American instructors 173 brigade paratroopers of America informs that they spend "final exam" at the gunner class." Training went well, we helped our Ukrainian colleagues to better understand the role of forward air controllers better and better the skills of artillery, " said the American trainer Andri Hordijk (Andriy Gordiychk). Then the video was shown firing from a mortar American servicemen in the presence of Ukrainians. In the second part of the video shows how American instructors teach the Ukrainian security officers to carry out searches in the premises.
"I think this is a great opportunity to work with their Ukrainian colleagues and help them to maintain the sovereignty," said one of the American instructors Lieutenant Brett Kruger (Brett Krueger).
in the accompanying caption to the video indicates that the American instructors of the 173 airborne brigade of the United States teach the Ukrainians in the city of Yavorov of Lviv region.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, first reported that "expresses strong dissatisfaction" in connection with the arrival to Ukraine of the American instructors.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read