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12:59 06 Jul 2022

About a million Ukrainians are getting combat experience, Ukraine's security council secretary says

Today, about a million citizens are gaining combat and military experience, and Ukraine is rearming at an accelerated pace according to NATO standards

Rubryka reports, citing the Twitter of the Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksii Danilov.

"About a million Ukrainians get combat and military experience. Is 'putin's plan' on schedule? Ukrainian quality will outweigh the ruscist quantity for sure," the message began.

The Secretary of the National Security Council added that instead of the "demilitarization" that russia wanted, the reverse process had been going on since the beginning of the aggression in Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is quickly rearming according to NATO standards.

In addition, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to be saturated with Western weapons and technology.

Earlier, Rubryka reported that British Secretary of Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced that the first rotation of Ukrainian service members had arrived in the UK.

"The first rotation of Ukrainian soldiers has recently arrived in the UK. Training will take place on military training areas across the North East, South West, and South East regions. The training will be conducted by elements from 11 Security Force Assistance Brigade.

These Ukrainian soldiers will undertake courses based on the UK's basic soldier training. This includes weapons training, battlefield first aid, fieldcraft, patrol tactics, and training on the Law of Armed Conflict. Each course will last several weeks," the website of the British Parliament reported.

The British government is also discussing with international partners options to expand participation in the training program, working constructively with countries prepared to support either by contributing trainers or providing equipment.

To recap, at the end of June, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the Alliance allies were capable of continuing to supply Ukraine with weapons as long as needed.

The Secretary-General also stressed it had been challenging to predict how russia's war would evolve because "the outcome of the war is a combination of capabilities, but also the will, and the courage, and the commitment, and the morale," and noted the bravery of Ukrainians.

Secretary-General also emphasized that there were no exceptions in the list of military aid. Stoltenberg commented on the possibility of supplying Western tanks to Ukraine.

"NATO now has the task of helping Ukraine transition to modern NATO-style weapons. And of course, we don't have a list of equipment we exclude from this," he said.

Read Rubryka's daily timeline of war: current news on Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression.

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