Units of a separate mechanized brigade undergo NATO-led collective training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center

2020-02-24 17:15:25 | ID: 55933

February 24, a solemn ceremony of the launch of the collective training of units of the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade within the Joint Multinational Training Group — Ukraine (JMTG -U) was held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Land Forces Academy.

On this occasion, the Deputy Commander of the Operational Command “East”, Colonel Vladyslav Klochkov, addressed soldiers of the brigade and their commanders, emphasizing the importance of exchanging experience and acquiring new capabilities by the Ukrainian units, based on NATO standards. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to foreign servicemen and women who are involved in the training of Ukrainian units.

Chief of the Unit Training Center, Colonel Pavlo Rozhko, outlined the main areas where military personnel should make every effort to effectively absorb an intensive training program.

Representatives of US and Canadian contingents — Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Walsh and Major John-Paul Wright also took a floor with welcoming speeches.

At the conclusion of the solemn ceremony, a short joint worship service was held by Ukrainian, American and Canadian military chaplains.

It is worth noting that the collective training of units of the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade will last at IPSC for almost two months. During this time, the service personnel of the brigade must undergo intensive training for better interoperability on platoon, company, battalion and brigade levels.

At the same time, brigade staff will learn to plan and conduct operations in the format of the organizational and staff structure and standards of NATO armies.

The final stage of the training will be conducting brigade exercises with combat firing.

National Land Forces Academy Press Service