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Ukrainians need more training to use Challenger 2

Mar 29, 2023

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Wednesday confirmed the arrival of the first British Challenger 2 tanks in Ukraine but warned that Ukrainians must undergo additional training to use them effectively.

According to Sky News, he said this at a press conference on Wednesday.

According to the head of the British Ministry of Defense, although the first Challenger 2s have arrived in Ukraine, "there is still a fairly significant amount of training ahead" before Ukrainian troops are ready to use them in combat.

"At the same time, their (Ukrainian military - ed.) leadership needs to learn and train to fight at the brigade or battlegroup level - to fight the way NATO and the West do," Wallace emphasized.

"This is very important. I cannot discuss when, where, and how the (Ukrainian - ed.) offensive might take place, but I think it is no secret that Ukraine is seeking to begin the process of pushing back Russian forces in the conflict," he added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 29/03/2023

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