Over 220 Ukrainian soldiers complete howitzer training, says Pentagon

7 May, 01:26 PM
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Another "more than 150" Ukrainian soldiers are currently undergoing training in handling American howitzers. (Photo:REUTERS/Stanislav Yurchenko)

More than 220 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained by the United States to use U.S. M777 howitzers, U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson John Kirby said during a press briefing on May 6.

"There's an additional 150 plus that are currently going through howitzer training," he said.

"Fifteen Ukrainian soldiers have completed the Q-64 training, that's that mobile air defense radar system that we talked about, 60 Ukrainian soldiers have completed M-113 training, that's the armored personnel carrier, and about 50 more are currently being trained on that right now."

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U.S. cable news channel CNN reported on May 4 that nearly all of the howitzers that the United States had pledged to Ukraine were now "in Ukrainian hands."

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