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 US Army Europe Commander Hodges visits Ukraine, asks Ukrainian military to share experience of countering Russian artillery strikes. PHOTOS

Lt. Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe visited Ukraine’s National Defense Ivan Cherniakhivskyi University.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press service of the university, the U.S. military official delivered a lecture to the Ukrainian servicemen.

He said that the United States was working hard to deter Russia and deploy military hardware in Europe.

According to him, the U.S. is building up its presence so that Russians do not even think about launching an offensive. However, if this happens and Russia makes this fatal mistake, the United States will have means to respond. Hodges said that NATO had a task force and high readiness force capable of being deployed quickly on operations wherever needed.

Read more: US troops ready for deployment to Poland to deter Russia, - General Hodges

The U.S. General also stressed that he was very proud of how the Ukrainians were defending their country, praised their bravery that made it hard to defeat them.

According to him, he has never come under Russian artillery or missile strikes unlike most of the audience which makes their experience very useful for him.

In addition, he said that after seeing active armor of the Ukrainian tanks in action, the U.S military realized that they also needed to employ such equipment.

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