January 8, 2023, 02:58 – Public News Service – OSN

Western countries since the beginning of the special operation on Ukraine trained about twelve thousand fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was stated by the official American Department of Defense Patrick Ryder.

According to him, about 3.1 thousand servicemen of the armed forces of Ukraine were trained under the guidance of instructors from the United States.

Ryder stressed that as part of the preparations for the actions of the Ukrainian military at the battalion level, which will begin in a few weeks in Germany, the American side will train about five hundred fighters in one battalion every month.

A special military operation continues on the current and former territories of Ukraine from February 24, 2022. The main tasks of the SVO are the demilitarization and denazification of the republic. As the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted, Russia seeks to ensure the safety of its citizens, including residents of the LPR and DPR.

Earlier, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that no more than 15% of the funds provided to Ukraine by the United States of America and Europe would reach Kyiv. According to the politician, everything else will be “plundered”. More on the topic read in material Public news service.