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 US Army Europe Commander Lt-Gen Hodges visits Ukrainian ‘Mariupol’ tactical force. PHOTOS

Delegation of the United States Armed Forces Command of the Land Forces in Europe led by Lieutenant General Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commander of the U.S. army in Europe, visited ‘Mariupol’ tactical force in the anti–terrorist operation (ATO) area Aug. 28.

Censor.NET reports referring to the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

The U.S. delegation got acquainted with the analysis of the security situation along the demarcation line covered by the 'Mariupol' tactical force. The military were provided with facts of repeated blatant violations of the Minsk agreements on the part of the Russian-terrorist forces. They were also supplied with documented evidence of the Russian occupying forces' crimes against local residents and deliberate destruction of infrastructure in the Donbas using large-caliber cannon artillery and mortars, as well as tanks and other hardware.

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The U.S. military also visited one of the mobile hospitals of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine's military partners including Commander of the Regional Health Command Europe Brigadier General Dennis LeMaster got acquainted with the immediate medical assistance system, hospital's facilities and staff. The U.S. general visited the wards where soldiers wounded in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine were being treated.

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At the end of the working visit, Ben Hodges noted that the killed and wounded soldiers made the military understand the need to prepare the missions more carefully and train rookies more efficiently since they would make the future of the army. He said the U.S. Armed Forces will continue providing assistance to the Ukrainian army.
 
 
 
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