Deutsche Welle
January 16, 2023

Ukraine updates: US trains Ukrainian forces in Germany

The US military’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, is visiting the Grafenwöhr training area in southern Germany on Monday to observe a program that trains Ukrainian forces.

The US military started giving hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers new combined arms training in Germany on Sunday…the top US military official said. Milley added the goal was to get some 500 troops combat-ready within five-to-eight weeks.

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[Milley] said he hoped the newly trained troops would be able to use freshly delivered Western weaponry and equipment before rainy weather sets in during the spring.

A full set of weapons and equipment is being provided to the Ukrainian soldiers in Germany.

The combined arms training provided in Germany will give participants the ability to launch offensives….

Among other things, the training aims to improve the movement and coordination of large units of ground forces backed by artillery and armor.

The training will culminate in a complex combat exercise involving an entire battalion and a headquarters unit.

The US has already trained more than 3,100 Ukrainian troops on how to use and maintain certain weapons and other equipment, including howitzers, armored vehicles and the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS.

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