09:49 May. 31, 2016
Ukrainain instructors will be trained by NATO coaches
During his working travel to the Lviv oblast (western Ukraine), Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak shared plans with media on improvement of training facilities for the Ukrainian army.
"Currently, we are holding talks with foreign colleagues who provide us with advice and financial assistance. I hope this summer, after the Warsaw Summit, our partners will assist us in improving the infrastructure as well. In the meantime, we are exploring international experience, whereas the Alliance experts are involved in planning our infrastructure development," the Minister said and added that Ukraine would launch its own military instructor school, Ukraine Defence Minister reports.
According to the Minister, Ukrainian instructors should be trained by NATO coaches first before they will be able to train Ukrainian soldiers themselves.
"We must provide good conditions to our instructors. It is difficult to live in a tent during one or two years. We'll develop the infrastructure. We'll use the state budget money, as well as invite investors and use assistance provided by partners", Poltorak said.