The US paratroopers will be training three battalions of the National Guard of Ukraine, at the Ukrainian military zone in Yavoriv near the Polish border, Lviv Region, Western Ukraine, for six months.
As US Secretary of State John Kerry underlined ” U.S. training of Ukrainian National Guard units in the western part of Ukraine was fully transparent, defensive, and at the invitation of the Ukrainian government”.
Fearless Guardian: US troops training Ukraine National Guard units in Western Ukraine: https://t.co/p58RriwKCE
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“U.S. paratroopers have started training the first of three National Guard units in Ukraine. The mission is part of the Pentagon’s non-lethal aid package to Ukraine’s military,” CCTV‘s report on the U.S. mission in Ukraine.