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U.S. Department of State does not want to teach Ukrainian ‘punishers’ during Great Lent: exercises postponed

The U.S. military will start training the National Guard of Ukraine in April. It was stated by the commander of U.S. forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.

U.S. Department of State does not want to teach Ukrainian punishers during Great Lent: exercises postponed

Hodges noted that originally they planned to start the training program next week. However, the training of the Ukrainian military by the U.S. military instructors has been postponed, "not to derail" the Minsk Agreement, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Bloomberg.

It should be recalled that that in February Hodges stated that during the exercises one battalion of the U.S. troops would train three battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In addition, Polish experts volunteered to assist in the training of the Ukrainian soldiers. The exercises will be held at the military sites Desna and Yavoriv.