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 British military instructors drilled thousand Ukrainian soldiers, Ukraine’s Defense Minister says

The UK has been providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the early days of the Russian aggression.

Defense Minister, Colonel-General Stepan Poltorak said during the press availability after negotiations with the official delegation headed by UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon Aug. 11, Censor.NET informs citing the press office of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

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"The UK was the first country, which offered Ukraine its resources to train military experts. The British military instructors have trained about a thousand Ukrainian soldiers in the fields of combined arms teams operations, reconnaissance, medical and logistical support as of today," Poltorak said.

He noted the contribution of the UK Adviser to the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of Ukraine in creation of necessary conditions for the operation of volunteers in the Defense Ministry as well as the introduction of electronic trading in government procurement of the Ministry of Defense.

The Defense Minister of Ukraine noted that the Ukrainian and British parties have reached agreement on expanding bilateral defense cooperation during negotiations.

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"The possibility of creating a joint school to train logistics experts as well as increasing the number of training courses for the Ukrainian troops was considered," he said.

 
 
 
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