This was announced by Censor.NET's Editor-in-Chief Yurii Butusov on his Facebook page.
"Today, representatives of the U.S. Embassy visited the drills of the 1st volunteer brigade of the light infantry of the National Guard. The image shows a U.S. Army Colonel Cynthia Matuskevich from the office of defense cooperation of the Embassy talking to the brigade's instructor, Israel's Army officer Viktor Vertsner (left). It was very pleasing to hear support and approval words from Colonel Matuskevich addressed to commanders of units and platoons of the brigade, who were drilling the next stage of combat training. She has profound knowledge and erudition on the state of our law enforcement agencies," Butusov wrote.
"The 1st volunteer brigade of the light infantry of the National Guard of Ukraine has been created under the same principles and the light infantry of the National Guard of the U.S. In order to reach this level, a long way needs to be passed and many efforts spent, but the most important thing is to hire motivated volunteer soldiers into this new unit, those who want to learn how to fight as a professional, those who wants to pass NATO programs and preparation and to know regulations and management procedures. The quality of the people is the most important," Butusov noted.
"Americans like very much that most of the trained soldiers have significant experience of participation in war; that their eyes are shining, they are motivated and ready to learn, ready to work hard every day. All I was asking for is the attention to our project," the journalist added.
"I am assured that this cause is very important for the entire Ukraine as a demonstration of real actions. The guys attempted to show that we are creating a military unit where independence and initiatives are supported, where decisions are being made decentralized, where personal responsibility for the result is a priority. These might look like details, but I believe they are very important. There are officers with Western military education here, and they are being trained under American field regulations and try to plant Western type of thinking. I sincerely hope that NATO representatives' interest will speed up both creation of the light infantry brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine and reforms in all law enforcement agencies," Butusov summed up.
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