LUGANSK, July 13. /TASS/. Instructors from NATO countries carry out training of snipers from the Ukrainian Armed Forces who will later be dispatched to the area of so-called "Allied Forces Operation" in Donbass, Andrey Marochko, a spokesman for the militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), said on Saturday.
"Between July 8 and September 28, at the 169th training center Desna of Ukraine’s Armed Forces (in the Chernigov region), sniper platoons of the 57th, 58th mechanized infantry and the 10th mountain assault brigades have been trained under guidance from NATO instructors. The personnel is planned to be deployed to the zone of operation in Donbass," Marochko said.
Since 2015, about 200 Canadian instructors have been present in Ukraine under the Unifier operation. In addition, military specialists from the United States and Lithuania train Ukrainian soldiers and officers in the country.