Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said, “We learn. We learn fast. Just as quickly we master aviation and other types of high-tech weapons. Those who had doubts in the past have already changed their minds. Any weapon in the hands of our soldiers becomes even more effective. We will expel the occupying terrorist from our land. Victory is on our side.”
According to the Minister, the Ukrainian army has modern powerful equipment and weapons.
And the Ukrainian fighters are trained in Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, France and Germany.
Besides, a course of basic general military training of servicemen of the Armed Forces was launched with the support of Britain this week. Reznikov said that the first few hundred Ukrainian servicemen had already arrived for training, and in general the project was designed to train thousands of Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers.
Currently abroad, the Ukrainian military is acquiring the basics of operating 155 mm M777 caliber artillery systems, ACS Krab (Poland), M142 HIMARS, M270, and MARS II multiple rocket launchers.
Training continues for:
- self-propelled anti-aircraft guns Gepard 1A2;
- minesweepers of the Sundown class;
- crews of armored personnel carriers VAB, infantry fighting vehicles M80-A;
- air reconnaissance and surveillance specialists;
- specialists in the neutralization of explosives and demining, including underwater.
According to Reznikov, thousands of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been trained in the use and operation of foreign-made weapons and military equipment abroad since April 2022.
Ukrainian fighters have already mastered
- 155 mm artillery systems M777,
- ACS M109,
- Caesar and PzH 2000,
- MLRS M142 HIMARS,
- ACS Krab, as well as
- a significant number of combat armored vehicles M113, FV-103, Bushmaster, Senator, Mastiff, Husky, and Wolfhound.
Separately, the Ministry of Defense stated that since the scaled-up Russian invasion started on February 24, Ukraine received about 50 Bayraktars from Turkey, while new deliveries, already paid for, are expected in July. Reznikov said that “in the near future, almost all the capacities of the Baykar Makina plant will be focused on meeting the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
Based on today’s FB post of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine