NATO-trained new type of Ukraine’s spec-ops forces ready for combat: Turchynov
A new type Special Brigade of the National Guard is ready for combat missions, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov who spoke Thursday at a training ground in Kyiv region, the NSDC press service has told UNIAN.
As UNIAN reported the press service of the National Security and Defense Council, said this NSDC Secretary
The main objective of the Special Brigade of the National Guard is to neutralize the military intelligence and terrorist groups, as well as armed groups in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation and anywhere across the country, according to the report.
"For this purpose they are not only armed with modern weaponry, but also equipped with new delivery vehicles, military cargo planes, helicopters and armored vehicles," said Turchynov while watching the drills of the troops who first started operating in accordance with NATO standards.
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According to Turchynov, considering threats Ukraine faces, there are a lot of tasks specifically for the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces and special purpose units of the National Guard.
"In this context, much attention is paid to the personnel selection for these units and their further combat and physical training," he said, adding that the troops are trained exclusively by the NATO standards, with the participation of instructors from the Ukraine’s partner countries. In particular, the examined group was trained by the experts from Israel.
Read alsoUkraine’s Acting Ambassador to NATO: Russia's actions see no understanding at NATO HQTurchynov also praised the quality of training. Besides physical program, there is also training aimed to boost foreign language skills.