USA in the fall of 2015, will train fighters military power of Ukraine, said on the last working day of the week official authorized the U.S. Department of state mark Toner.
according to his statement, this program " will be in addition to carried out before the preparation of American instructors of the national guard of Ukraine, reports the news Agency. The toner has noticed that in this case the story is about the units military power of Ukraine, and not the national guard. Pursue their training will be the European command of the US military power "at the request of the Ukrainian government," said the American diplomat.
"It's bound to strengthen the defense capabilities of Ukraine ", - said the Commissioner of the state Department. He also said that last year Washington assisted Kiev in this area in the amount of 244 million dollars. How much will cost the United States a new program of assistance to the Ukrainian army and how many soldiers will take part in it, He noted. At the same time, answering the questions of reporters, Toner confirmed that the U.S. position regarding the provision of military assistance to Ukraine no change was Washington provides Kiev some military equipment, but not weapons." First about the upcoming launch of American instructors of the Ukrainian soldiers were told at the meeting with media professionals at the Pentagon, commander of the US ground forces in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges. According to him, the current us program of training of the national guard of Ukraine will be extended " at the end of November, and will be part of the regular forces. Hodges is not noted how many of the Ukrainian soldiers will be trained on this program, but said that now there are 305 American military experts. In April, about 300 paratroopers of the 173rd brigade of the United States began training the soldiers of the national guard of Ukraine on jaworowski polygon in the Lviv region.