Alona Mazurenko — Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov reported that thousands of Ukrainian defenders have mastered the use of weapons supplied by Western partners and their training is still ongoing. He said Ukrainian fighters learn quickly and any weapon becomes even more effective in the hands of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Source: Oleksii Reznikov on Facebook
Quotation: “We are learning. We are learning fast. We will just as quickly master aviation and other types of high-tech weapons. Those who doubted that have already changed their minds.
Any weapon becomes even more effective in the hands of our soldiers. We will drive out the occupying terrorists from our land. Victory will be on our side.”
Details: The minister said that the Ukrainian army is equipped with modern and powerful military machinery and weapons.
Ukrainian fighters are in training in the UK, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, France and Germany.
In addition, a basic general military training course for servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was launched this week with the support of the United Kingdom.
Oleksii Reznikov said that the first hundreds of Ukrainian servicemen had already arrived for training, and the whole project was designed to train thousands of Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers.
Ukrainian military personnel abroad are taught basic skills in the use of the M777 and AHS Krab 155mm caliber artillery systems and the M142 HIMARS, M270 and MARS II multiple rocket launchers.
Ukrainian military personnel are also trained in the use of Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, Sandown-class minehunters, and VAB and M80-A combat vehicles. Training is also provided to Ukrainian specialists in aerial reconnaissance and surveillance, as well as specialists in explosive ordnance disposal and mine clearance, including underwater.
Reznikov said thousands of Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen have been trained abroad to use and operate foreign-made weapons and military equipment since April.
Ukrainian fighters have already mastered the M777, FH-70, ACS M109, Caesar and Panzerhaubitze 2000 155mm artillery systems, the M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launcher, the AHS Krab self-propelled artillery system and a significant number of combat vehicles armored vehicles including the M113, FV-103, Bushmaster, Senator, Mastiff, Husky and Wolfhound.