The United States began training the Ukrainian armed forces in Germany. The information was released by the US Department of Defense today, during a press conference.
These efforts “will build on the initial artillery training that Ukrainian forces have already received elsewhere,” John Kirby said. Ukrainians will also be trained in the use of radar systems and armored vehicles, which were recently announced as part of security assistance packages.
According to Kirby, Germany is one of about three sites the United States uses to train Ukrainians abroad. But the spokesman did not disclose the others.
In addition, he made it clear that “most of the exercises” will be conducted by the Florida National Guard. These soldiers were already training the Ukrainians before the Russian invasion.
“The recent meeting of members of the Florida National Guard with their Ukrainian counterparts, we are told, was an emotional reunion given the strong bonds formed while living and working together prior to the temporary separation in February,” Kirby said.
The United States criticizes Putin’s invitation to attend the G20 summit
United State He criticized Indonesia’s decision to invite Russian President Vladimir PutinThe upcoming G20 summit, scheduled for November 15-16 in Bali.
“Putin shouldn’t have been invited,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told CNN. Hours earlier, Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed that Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had been summoned to the summit.
Putin has isolated Russia and he must bear the consequences of what he did and is doing
John Kirby, US Department of Defense spokesman
Russia, however, remains a member of G20Despite pressure from Western countries to be suspended from the group. The other 19 members are South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the European Union, as well as Indonesia, which holds the rotating presidency of the G20.
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