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Senator Jack Reed (Senate Armed Services Committee), who recently visited Ukraine, said forces from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade are training Ukraine's National Guard forces at a training base in western Ukraine and will soon begin training Ukraine's regular military.
"The transition was underway to train defense units, regular military units. The National Guard finishes training within a week or two and then it'll be their formal military's that's being trained," Reed told.
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Reed also said that he supported providing Ukrainian forces with lethal aid and outlined three steps to enable that.
One step that should be explored, he stressed, is taking Ukrainian forces outside the country and training them on the provided weapon systems, so they're ready. Second is the possibility of transferring some of these systems from other countries into Ukraine, which doesn't raise quite the visibility of the transfer. "And then there's the possibility of taking some of our systems and beginning to... deploy them to training areas particularly so that they can train on them and have them ready to move into areas of conflict," Reed summarized.
He also said Ukraine has an extensive military industrial base that could be used to produce the weapons, but that would take time and financing.
Ukrainian fighter Rostyslav Dobroshynskyi, killed by sniper in Novozvanivka, to be commemorated in Kamianets-Podilskyi today. PHOTO(0)