The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland continues to inform about the course of artillery training of personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the United Kingdom under the leadership of instructors from the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom and the Defense Forces of New Zealand. The official photos show artillery training exercises, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.
Specialists and professionals from the United Kingdom and New Zealand (Royal New Zealand Artillery Regiment) share the best theoretical and practical experience with Ukrainian artillerymen.
In the coming months, up to 10,000 Ukrainians will undergo training under the leadership of the Armed Forces of Great Britain. The program is part of the UK’s ongoing commitment to support Ukraine, which currently amounts to more than £2.3 billion in military aid, including anti-tank weapons, armored vehicles and artillery.
The training is delivered at sites across the UK by over 1,000 instructors from the 11th Security Force Support Brigade, which specializes in training to build the military capacity of our allies and partners. Ukrainian soldiers were bought assault rifles, issued helmets, body armor, uniforms and field equipment for combat operations on the front line.
The UK-led program is training the Armed Forces of Ukraine, enabling them to increase resistance to continue protecting the sovereignty of their people.
The program is part of the UK’s ongoing commitment to support Ukraine in its fight against an unprovoked Kremlin invasion. As part of the new military program under the leadership of Great Britain, the personnel of the Ukrainian army will receive the skills necessary for effective combat operations on the front line during the defense of Ukraine.
Recently, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Great Britain, General Sir Patrick Sanders, visited Ukrainian servicemen who are learning field skills, handling weapons, operations in urban conditions and shooting as part of the military support of the United Kingdom of Ukraine. General Sanders said: “I was impressed by the courage, morale and fighting spirit of the Ukrainian soldiers. In addition, the dedication and hard work of the instructors, as well as the speed with which they delivered the training, is extremely impressive. We will continue our work to increase the ambition and pace of training to maximize support for Ukraine.”
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who also attended the exercise earlier, said: “This ambitious new training program is the next stage in the UK’s support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in their fight against Russian aggression. Using the world-leading experience of the British Army, we will help Ukraine rebuild its forces and increase the scale of resistance, while it defends its own sovereignty and the right to choose its own future.”
The United Kingdom has a long history of supporting Ukrainian military personnel as part of Operation ORBITAL, during which 22,000 Ukrainians were trained from 2015 to 2022. The new program will build on this success and demonstrate the UK’s continued leadership in responding to Ukraine’s military requirements as the war evolves.
Photo from the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine