Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




SUPERPOWERS
U.S. troops begin training Ukraine's active-duty military
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2015


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

U.S. military assistance to Ukraine expands to include training of active-duty troops in addition to the country's recently formed national guard.

A new rotation of troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are set to train up to five battalions of Ukrainian soldiers, as the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine continues. The paratroops are no strangers to the region, rotating soldiers into the country for the program known as Fearless Guardian since April. The program's goal is to beef up and reform the Ukrainian military.

Training exercises will focus on marksmanship, small unit tactical planning, and counter drone surveillance. Many of the trainees have seen plenty of action already, returning from front-line battles against eastern Ukrainian separatists.

Western military interests in Ukraine have peaked since the beginning of Ukraine's civil war with pro-Russian rebels, who maintain strongholds in the eastern region of the country. The unrest began shortly after the Russian annexation of Crimea in March 2014, as protests in Donetsk, Luhansk, and other cities formed into an armed insurgency.

Other Western powers have joined the United States in bolstering Ukraine's defensive capabilities. Canada announced in December 2014 it would support training of Ukrainian police and medical personnel in addition to sections of the country's military. Britain plans to train 2,000 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the end of 2015.

Russian leaders have criticized the training programs, saying it simply provokes separatist fighters. However, U.S. military support for the country continues to grow, with additional training initiatives bringing the total security assistance committed to Ukraine since 2014 to $244 million.

.


Related Links
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SUPERPOWERS
Japan resumes work on controversial US base in Okinawa
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 12, 2015
Tokyo on Saturday resumed work on a controversial new US military base in southern Okinawa following a month-long suspension, officials said, even as talks with local officials opposed to the project remained deadlocked. The Japanese government announced the temporary halt last month for "concentrated discussions" with Takeshi Onaga, the outspoken governor of Okinawa, and other officials. ... read more


SUPERPOWERS
China aims to land Chang'e-4 probe on far side of moon

China Plans Lunar Rover For Far Side of Moon

Russia Eyes Moon for Hi-Tech Lunar Base

Russia Gets Ready for New Moon Landing

SUPERPOWERS
Opportunity Driving West To Reach New Rock Target

One small step for man as astronaut controls robot from space

ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere

What Happened to Early Mars' Atmosphere

SUPERPOWERS
New Life for Old Buddy: Russia Tests Renewed Soyuz-MS Spacecraft

Opportunity found in lack of diversity in US tech sector

Boeing Revamps Production Facility for Starliner Flights

In Virginia, TechShop lets 'makers' tinker, innovate

SUPERPOWERS
Progress for Tiangong 2

China rocket parts hit villager's home: police, media

China's "sky eyes" help protect world heritage Angkor Wat

China's space exploration potential has US chasing its own tail

SUPERPOWERS
Slam dunk for Andreas in space controlling rover on ground

ISS Crew Enjoy Kharcho Soup, Mare's Milk in Orbit

Russian ISS Crew's Next Spacewalk Planned for February 2016

Mogensen begins busy ISS tour

SUPERPOWERS
First Ever Launch Vehicle to Be Sent to Russia's New Spaceport in Siberia

US Navy to Launch Folding-Fin Ground Attack Rocket on Scientific Mission

US Launches Atlas V Rocket With Navy Communications Satellite After Delay

FCube facility enters operations with fueling of Soyuz Fregat upper stage

SUPERPOWERS
Earth observations show how nitrogen may be detected on exoplanets, aiding search for life

Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own

Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos

A new model of gas giant planet formation

SUPERPOWERS
Material scientists develop transparent glass 3-D printing technology

Billie Holiday to return to New York stage -- by hologram

Indications of the origin of the Spin Seebeck effect discovered

Digital Fusion Solutions to help U.S. Army with laser project




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.