Pentagon to expand training for the Ukrainian military
The U.S. Department of Defense will expand military training for Ukrainian service members, including on certain weapons systems that are being provided to Ukraine as part of Western military assistance. That is according to the statement released by the Office of State Department spokesman Ned Price following the visit of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Kyiv.
“As part of our continuing assistance, Secretary Austin also informed the Government of Ukraine that the U.S. Department of Defense will expand military training for Ukrainian service members in the region on certain weapons systems being provided. He highlighted U.S. efforts to accelerate the delivery of these weapons, which are now arriving within days of the announcement,” Price said.
Austin also underscored that, along with its Allies and partners, the United States would continue to coordinate the shipment of additional heavy weaponry, ammunition, and spare parts from other nations.