American paratroopers train Ukrainian national guardsmen in Yavoriv

14:17, 07 September 2015
Ukraine
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Ukraine Today reports from the military training site at Yavoriv in Western Ukraine as troops from the Ukrainian National Guard successfully complete a platoon sized live-fire training exercise within Fearless Guardian Two drills.

"Today we have observed the NGU (Ukrainian National Guard) conducting platoon attack under live fire conditions. They integrated mortars and machine guns, they set the conditions before they moved," said Lieutenant Colonel Michael Kloepper, Commander of the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, according to Ukraine Today.

"Given the scale of their national mission and what their government asks of them, Fearless Guardian has been in my assessment a positive experience for them and for us."

A video from training was released by Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.

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