The US plan to finish the training of three battalions of the national guard of Ukraine in October, said the commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges.
"We have come to the end of the preparatory cycle in relation to the first battalion," said the General. He noted that this training phase will end in a few days ". According to Hodges, classes are held in the international centre of peacekeeping And security in the home jaworowski polygon in the Lviv region, in Accordance with the previously announced U.S. plans provide for "two preparatory cycle," reports the news Agency. According to Hodges, the three battalions in Yavorov participate "around 300-305" U.S. soldiers. Ukrainian national guard becomes extremely effective experience in training, " said Hodges. In addition, American soldiers have the chance to understand in what conditions should fight And fights Ukrainian national guard ", the General added, not explaining why the military experts of the USA need such knowledge. However, the commander said that in planning for the end of July Yavorov multinational exercise Rapid Trident, with the participation of soldiers of the United States And several countries-members of NATO and the countries-participants of the program " Partnership for peace ", will be involved from the second coached by Americans of Ukrainian national guard battalions.
"And, of course, exercise Rapid Trident will take place in July, at the end of July. A battalion of the national guard, which will be in the process of preparing the second, will participate in exercise Rapid Trident in Yavorov, " said Hodges. He said that international military exercise aimed at enhancing interoperability between the land forces of the participating countries." As I recall, the exercise would take place for the fourth time, " the General added. Before Hodges reported that the preparation of each of the three battalions had to go to eight weeks. The American side was going to teach Ukrainians " security in the rear And on the routes, the protection of critical infrastructure ". In addition, the American instructors shared their experience in providing emergency medical care on the battlefield, and the actions in the conditions of active use of electronic warfare " And " intense artillery And rocket fire."