Dmitry Zlatarev. About 350 soldiers from the U.S. will participate in the training program not more than six Ukrainian battalions, said on the last working day of the week Last news authorized the Pentagon.
before the official authorized state Department mark Toner said that the implementation of this training program will begin in the fall and will be held in the West of the country, near the border with Poland.
"presumably 350 American soldiers will be training up to six battalions," - said at the Pentagon. They Also stressed that the program " will be carried out in the Western part of Ukraine near the border with Poland ".
"This is part of our ongoing efforts to participate in for long-term reform of military power of Ukraine and to provide (Kiev) support in improving the domestic defense capabilities and training opportunities," added the Pentagon.
The U.S. provides military assistance to Ukraine, but officially only as long as in the form of uniforms and equipment, and not " lethal weapons ". In addition, in the West American instructors conduct training of fighters of National guard of Ukraine.
Also on the ground in Lviv region Monday held the Ukrainian-American exercise Saber guardian / Rapid Trident 2015. These are the largest exercises in Ukraine in 2015, a record number of participants - more than 1. 8 thousand soldiers from 18 countries.