More than 17,000 Ukrainian soldiers were trained in one year in a program led by London

The British Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that more than 17,000 new Ukrainian soldiers have been trained in a year in a UK-led program as part of its support for Kiev in the face of the Russian invasion.

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The programme, destined for training that is not available with or without military experience, consists of a four-month formation of two main forces, comprenant manipulation of armes, first-class soldiers, guards, patriot tactics and entrainment. rural.

It was implemented by the United Kingdom, as well as the armies of nine other countries: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania and the Netherlands.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The determination and resilience of the Ukrainian recruits arriving on British soil, from all backgrounds, to train alongside our British and international forces is humbling.”

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“The UK and our partners will continue to provide this vital support, and help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression, for as long as it takes,” he added in a statement.

The United Kingdom was an early supporter of Ukraine, initially offering to train 10,000 soldiers in British Basic Training. The program has been expanded to train 30,000 recruits by 2024.

Britain’s Ministry of Defense said the intelligence had highlighted the “significant difference” to Ukraine’s combat effectiveness made by the programme, which it dubbed “Operation Interflex”.

In addition, London was the first Kiev ally to deliver heavy tanks to the Ukrainian army, before the United States, and came out in favor of delivering fighter jets before the American green light to supply F-16s.

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