American Experts trained soldiers of the Ukrainian army for 20 years, which became part of the US efforts in support of the combat capabilities of the country, said on the last working day of the week the head of the press service of the state Department Marie Harf.
"Such trainings take place In the last 20 years. They are part of U.S. efforts to assist Ukraine to support the national security and defense capabilities, " said Harf, reports news Agency. Her communication was made in the context of sending to Ukraine division of the American paratroopers. Thus, According to Harf, this maneuver is not associated with the situation in the East of the country.
this week about 290 American soldiers will begin training Ukrainian national guard, " she said. However, the Commissioner of the state Department did not specify, whether the number of experts because of the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Before that authorized the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich expressed strong dissatisfaction with the arrival in the Yavoriv training center in Lviv region of Ukraine 290 soldiers of the 173rd airborne brigade of the United States. He said that these U.S. actions directly conflict with the agreements reached in Minsk on 12 February. Before the last working day of the week the US Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette said that the paratroopers of the 173rd brigade USA came to Ukraine to study Ukrainian military. 173-I airborne brigade of the US army based in Vicenza (Italy). Ukraine were sent, as before stated, about 300 soldiers. In March, the official representative of the Pentagon stated that the training of the National guard of Ukraine, the U.S. military will begin at the end of April. In Her expressions, " the U.S. defense Department is moving forward with plans to provide training of the National guard of Ukraine "." They will teach six companies of the Ukrainian National guard, " said the Commissioner of the Pentagon. In Her expressions, "will focus on ensuring internal security of the country" and the territorial defence ". In addition, parallel to the training of staff personnel, she said.