US training Ukrainian troops in Germany, Europe

US training Ukrainian troops in Germany, Europe

Ukraine troops are being trained in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

Ukrainian military personnel are receiving American training in Europe despite the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby has revealed.

Kirby said on Friday that the United States has begun training with the Ukrainian Armed Forces on key systems at US military installations in Germany.

The Ukrainian troops are learning to operate artillery, radars and armored vehicles as part of the program, coordinated with Berlin.

The spokesman said that the US has committed $4.3 billion to the Ukrainian military since 2021 and is in direct support of recent US security aid packages that are designed to help Ukraine win their battles today and build strength for tomorrow.

Kirby stressed that the Pentagon has no plans to send its instructors into Ukraine. He said that the training we'll do will be outside of the country.

He said that the possibility of servicemen inside Ukraine receiving American training is being explored.

Britain is helping Ukraine's troops improve their combat skills, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing last week that we are currently training Ukrainians in Poland in the use of anti-aircraft defense, and in the UK in the use of armored vehicles. The statement drew condemnation from retired Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak, who accused Johnson of revealing military secrets and advised him to think before speaking.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, after Kiev didn't implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow's eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join NATO. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied that it was planning to retake the two republics by force.