Colonel Michael Foster at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said the current plan is for US forces to stay six months, but there have been discussions about how to increase the duration and the scope of the training mission.
Ukrainian servicemen ride atop armored vehicles with a Ukrainian flag, near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Six US national gaurd units are being deployed to Ukraine to ‘train Ukrainian servicemen.’
(ANTIMEDIA) According to Colonel Michael Foster at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, the US National Guard will be deployed to Ukraine to protect the interests of NATO and the US government.
“Before this week is up, we’ll be deploying a battalion minus… to the Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces for the fight that’s taking place. What we’ve got laid out is six United States companies that will be training six Ukrainian companies throughout the summer,” Foster said in a statement this week.
Foster says that US forces intend to stay in the region for at least six months, and that they will be assisting the Ukrainian military.
This news comes just one week after UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that UK will also be sending military advisors to Ukraine.
Additionally, it was reported last month that the US Air Force sent a dozen A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets and about 300 soldiers to Germany, where they will train with NATO soldiers in exercises to prepare for conflicts in eastern Europe. The aircraft and soldiers will stay there so they are nearby if any major conflict should arise.
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