Ukrainian crews need additional training on Challenger tanks, UK says
Challenger 2 tank (Photo:REUTERS/POOL/Tony Nicoletti)
In order to make full use of Challenger-2 main battle tanks on the battlefield, Ukrainian troops must undergo additional training, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on March 29, as reported by Sky News.
Wallace confirmed that UK tanks have arrived in Ukraine, but added that "still quite some considerable amounts of training to go" before the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be ready to use them in combat.
The minister stressed that the Ukrainian military leadership needs to learn and train to conduct combat operations at brigade level and fight the way NATO forces do.
"That's quite important,” Wallace said.
“I can't speculate on when, where or how the (Ukrainian) offensive may happen but I think it is no secret that Ukraine is keen to start the process of rolling back Russian forces in the conflict."
On March 28, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov published video footage of Challenger-2 tanks in Ukraine.
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