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The UK has started training Ukrainian soldiers on its home soil, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Ukrainian troops learn to use the 120 British armored vehicles donated to Ukraine. NATO member states have recently pledged to equip Ukraine with sophisticated weapons and artillery systems. Something is loading.

Ukrainian soldiers are being trained in the UK, where they will learn to use armored vehicles donated by the British government, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

“I can say that we are currently training Ukrainians in Poland in the use of anti-aircraft defence, and in fact in the UK in the use of armored vehicles,” Johnson revealed during his trip to India, a reported The Guardian on Thursday.

According to the outlet, the UK has pledged to ship 120 armored patrol vehicles to Ukraine, 80 of which are mobility vehicles such as the Mastiff and Wolfhound. These vehicles serve “combat, combat support and combat duty roles”, the outlet reported, citing the British military.

The other 40 include ambulances, armored command vehicles and combat reconnaissance vehicles, The Guardian reported.

A Johnson spokesman told the training of Ukrainian troops on British soil was part of a move to provide Ukraine with new types of advanced military equipment that its soldiers had never used. previously.

“It makes sense that they receive the training required to make the best use of it,” the spokesman said, according to .

Meanwhile, the United States also said it would give Ukraine dozens of howitzers – a form of long-range artillery – and “Switchblade” anti-tank drones designed to crash into a target and explode.

During a press briefing on Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the United States will train Ukrainian soldiers in the use of howitzers.

“They understand how to use artillery, and they won’t – we don’t think it will take very long or require very detailed training to get them up to speed with American howitzers,” Kirby said, adding that the training would take place outside. Ukraine.

New pledges of military aid signaled increased Western involvement in the war. NATO member states recently donated tanks, advanced air defense missiles, heavy artillery and coastal defense systems to Kyiv.

“We are always aware of anything that is perceived as an escalation, but what is clearly an escalation is the actions of the Putin regime,” Johnson’s spokesman told .

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