Jul 10, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense says the first cohort of Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom have had no previous military experience, have arrived in the U.K. for combat training as the eastern European nation races to replace troops killed and wounded in the war against Russia.
The first few hundred recruits are receiving instruction at sites across Britain.
This is the first phase of program that aims to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in weapons handling, battlefield first aid and patrol tactics.
It’s part of broader package of support for Ukraine that includes 2.3 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) of anti-tank weapons, rocket systems and other hardware.