Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill regarding the fiscal year 2022 defense budget, June 23, 2021. Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II
* The US on Sunday started advanced training for Ukrainian troops, including prep for large-scale combat.
* Training will focus on combat that combines tanks, artillery, and combat vehicles.
* The advanced training hints at larger conflicts to come, as Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive.
The US on Sunday began giving more advanced training to Ukrainian troops, suggesting that US authorities expect a ramping up of the conflict over the coming months, with Ukrainian forces aggressively taking the fight to Russia.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Washington Post on Sunday that training had started that day and was designed to make Ukrainian troops more effective against Russian forces, with a focus on preparing them for large-scale combat.
The training is aimed at getting troops to maximise the effectiveness of combined weapons: their tanks, artillery, and combat vehicles, Milley said, according to the Post. Around 500 Ukrainian soldiers will go through its initial version, the outlet reported.
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WNU Editor: According to US Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the goal is to get a battalion of about 500 troops back on the battlefield to fight the Russians in the next five to eight weeks. Sighhh …. that is not going to make a difference. 500 Ukrainian soldiers are being killed/wounded everyday right now.
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