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Germany will train 3000 Ukrainian soldiers by the end of the year

Feb 21, 2023

By the end of the year, Germany will have trained a total of three thousand Ukrainian soldiers.


This was stated by German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius during a visit to Munster, where Ukrainian tankers are undergoing training, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Since the beginning of the war, we have trained 1200 Ukrainian soldiers, by the end of this year their number will exceed three thousand," Pistorius said.

He clarified that it was about different types of equipment, and also noted that training is a particular strength of the Bundeswehr. The minister added that the German side responds very quickly to Ukraine's needs, in particular, it has already trained 600 sergeants, whom Pistorius called "the backbone of the army." Training is no less important than the supply of equipment and ammunition, he emphasized.

The minister was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the Ukrainian military mastered the most modern equipment and how inventive and creative they were. He also noted that this is a mutually beneficial process, as German soldiers also gain a lot from those with real combat experience.

The head of the Bundeswehr called Munster an "ideal place" for training soldiers, as it has a tank school with everything necessary for quality training. This is the largest training ground in Germany.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeyev visited the Ukrainian military together with the Minister. The Ukrainian representatives thanked their German friends and urged everyone to "believe in Ukraine," which, in particular, will use these tanks to defend peace and democracy in Europe.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 21/02/2023

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