US National Guard soldiers deploying to Germany to train Ukrainians
The 140 NY National Guard troops are set to replace the 160 members of the Florida National Guard in assisting the Ukrainian troops.
140 National Guardsmen from the state of New York are deploying to Germany according to an announcement made by the US Army National Guard, on Monday. The goal is to help Ukrainian troops in their training.
The US Army National Guard said in a press release that "One hundred and forty New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team said farewell to their families July 15 and left on a mission to Germany to help train Ukrainian military personnel."
The 160 members of the Florida National Guard, who had been instructing Ukrainian forces inside Ukraine but had to evacuate to Germany as a result of Russia's special military operation there, will be replaced by the soldiers being sent to Germany. The type of training that the New York Army National Guard would provide to Ukrainian soldiers was not specifically mentioned in the announcement. The New York National Guard, on the other hand, trained in Fort Bliss in Texas before making a complete deployment to Germany by September.
Previously, on July 13, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that the West's policies are pushing the world closer to a major, unwinnable war.
At a ceremony honoring the graduates of military institutions and top officers on Tuesday, Lukashenko said, as quoted by the BelTA news agency, that “unfortunately, this Western policy is bringing the world closer to the abyss of a major war where, as you know, there won’t be a winner anymore.”
The Belarussian leader went on to say that the current events in Belarus and Russia require close attention and scrutiny.