191106 ORBITAL“For the next three years, till March 2023, the United Kingdom will extend the training mission ‘Orbital’ for Ukrainian service personnel.”


This was stated by the UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace.


According Ben Wallace, such a conclusion was made after his recent visit to the Donetsk region.


“We are extending our training mission in Ukraine for three years so that we can train thousands more of the Ukrainian service personnel,” — stated Ben Wallace.


He has also stressed that the United Kingdom supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.


Training mission “Orbital” is underway since 2015 as part of cooperation between the defense agencies of Ukraine and the United Kingdom. British Army instructors, most of whom have extensive experience in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, train Ukrainian Armed Forces on defensive activities in accordance with NATO standards. During this time, more than 17.5 thousand representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have went through the training mission.


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