Polish Radio
March 30, 2023

Ukrainian soldiers complete training on Patriot missile systems in US: Pentagon

A group of 65 Ukrainian soldiers have completed training on the Patriot air defense system in the United States and returned to Europe, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters that “65 Ukrainian air defenders completed Patriot training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and have now arrived back in Europe.”

He added: “They’re integrating with other Ukrainian air defenders, along with donated Patriot air defense equipment from the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. Once in Ukraine, the Patriot air defense system will add to Ukraine’s layered air defenses….”


The White House said in early January that Germany would “join the United States in supplying an additional Patriot air defense battery to Ukraine.”