The Ukrainian authorities are asking the United States to expand the training program for the Armed Forces of Ukraine by American instructors. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal during a briefing.
Earlier, Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, said the United States will continue to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.
“We ask and will also make efforts to place such a mission not only at the Yavoriv training ground (Lviv region – approx.), but also at other training grounds, so that we expand this program”, – Shmyhal said.
According to him, the new American instructors will give another impetus to the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In turn, Charge d’Affaires of the United States Christina Kvin said that “the number of instructors can be increased if the need arises”.
“160 servicemen of the American contingent are here on a permanent basis. And if, according to our estimates, the needs change and it will be necessary to increase their number, we will consider this issue, ”said Queen.Borrell plans to visit the contact line in Donbass