Boris Johnson proposed a large-scale training program for the Ukrainian military

Borys Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky, June 17, 2022
Borys Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky, June 17, 2022
© Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 17 2022 at 07:31 pm
Source: myukraineis.org

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has offered Volodymyr Zelensky an expanded training program for the Ukrainian military in the United Kingdom.

This was discussed during Boris Johnson's visit to Kyiv, according to the press service of the British Government.

The United Kingdom military can train up to 10,000 Ukrainian servicemen every 120 days.

It was clarified that each serviceman will undergo a three-week training, where they will teach advanced combat skills, basic medical training, cybersecurity and tactics of using explosives.

Negotiations between Borys Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky, June 2022, Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine

"The Ukrainian military is using British missiles to protect the sovereignty of your country, but also to protect the same freedoms that we take for granted. That is why I proposed to President Zelensky a new large-scale military training program that could change the balance of this war , "said Boris Johnson.

The Office of the President of Ukraine said that the main topics of the talks were defense and security. During the meeting, the leaders of the countries discussed in detail the situation at the forefront.

" In particular, they talked about the need to increase the supply of heavy weapons. The main thing today is to provide air defense for Ukraine as well. Began to move in this direction. Russian missiles remain a threat to our people, to the whole of Ukraine… Obviously, this should be one of the top priorities for all of us, for our partners - to help protect against Russian missiles. It will be a guarantee of life for people in most of our territory , "said President Zelensky.

Negotiations between Borys Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky, June 2022, Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine

They also talked about tightening sanctions against Russia and unblocking Ukrainian ports for grain exports. And the results of the Rammstein-3 meeting.

The parties also continued to work out security guarantees for Ukraine, which can bring stability not only to our country, but also to Europe and the world.

The British government said that the country has already promised more than 1.3 billion pounds in economic and humanitarian support to Ukraine. This assistance includes more than 5,000 NLAW ATGMs, long-range multiple rocket launchers and artillery systems, including 155-mm self-propelled guns.

Belgian M109A4BE howitzers from Flanders Technical Supply. 2019. Photo: FTS

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