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.
Regarding the so-called russia's goals. In 4 months, maximum militarization took place instead of demilitarization. Ukraine is rapidly rearming according to NATO standards. Our Defense Forces are constantly accumulating and being saturated with Western weapons and technologies.
— Oleksiy Danilov (@OleksiyDanilov) July 6, 2022
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.
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.
"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.