The spokesman of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that military training may take several months.
Ukraine will receive Patriot air defense systems / illustration by REUTERS
The Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has already prepared a list of military personnel who will learn how to use the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile system.
“The commander of the Air Force, General Oleschuk (Mykola Oleschuk-UNIAN), already has a list of people who can go to this complex for training in the near future. Maybe with Patriot it will take longer, several months, maybe it will take. Because the equipment is complex, expensive , and it is necessary to train specialists who must thoroughly master it, and then teach others to operate this complex,” – said the spokesman of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat on the air of the information telethon.
Ignat also added that previously it took several weeks for the Ukrainian military to master the German IRIS-T air defense system and the Norwegian anti-aircraft missile system NASAMS, which are already protecting Ukraine today.
The USA will transfer the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine – what was reported
As UNIAN reported, on December 21, President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Washington, where he met with US President Joe Biden and also spoke before both houses of Congress.
The day before, the USA announced the allocation of new defense aid to Ukraine in the total amount of 1.85 billion dollars. The package includes Patriot complexes and shells for them.