Kiev, Ukraine. In a clear violation of section 10 of the Minsk agreements, the United States Army has entered into an organized conspiracy to violate international law, by agreeing to take Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel to the United States or Israel, for special training in how to kill their own citizens in Donbass.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said in Lithuania that Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (SOF) officers need training in foreign training centers outside the borders of Ukraine to avoid violations of the Minsk Agreements.
The press service of the Defense Ministry reported on Friday during the debriefing on the Flaming Sword 17 Multinational Exercise Poltorak met with Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) General Raymond A. Thomas and NATO Special Operations Headquarters Commander Vice Admiral Colin J. Kilrain.The Minister thanked the American colleagues for support of Ukrainian SOF units.
“Our Special Operations Forces are still very young and need time and experience. We are interested in training of our men, we have the longing and learn quickly, I am sure we will make some progress,” Poltorak said.
Poltorak added that American instructors have prepared many Ukrainian soldiers. The defense minister noted significant results in this area. This activity is in violation of international law as it violates section 10 of the Minsk agreements, which states; Pullout of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, and also mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under OSCE supervision.
“Last year we did not lose a single centimeter of our land, reduced the number of combat deaths and have some success in military matters,” Poltorak said.The defense minister informed his counterparts on the situation in the eastern Ukraine and the threat that may arise in the future.
“The security situation in Ukraine requires that Ukrainian Special Operations Forces have gained military capabilities,” Poltorak said. He said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces need not just the training, but the training of Ukrainian soldiers at foreign training centers.
The Ukrainian troops must be trained outside of the Ukraine, due to American concerns that section 10 violations of the Minsk Agreements will give a legitimate reason for Russian and the Donbass Republics to refuse to keep an agreement, Kiev has claimed was a ruse to buy time and have been in violation of by the use of a NATO run training base in Yavoriv and at secret facilities across Ukraine.
“We are pleased to observe progress in how your soldiers act, and appreciate your achievements. Your Special Operations Forces were founded a year ago, and they are impressive. You build your own models of action and rely on your unique combat experience, not on theory. I also like that you root for your Special Operations Forces, because that’s what I live for,” the American General Thomas said.
Poltorak invited Thomas to visit the Defense Ministry of Ukraine in Kyiv and the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv which is a further violation of the Minsk II agreements, which call for all American troops to leave Ukraine.
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