Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak held talks with
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commander U.S. Army, Europe.
General Poltorak underlined the key role of General
Hodges in training missions conducted in Ukraine. “There are citizens in any
country and if your country has patriots like Gen. Hodges, it’s honourable. Today, NATO assistance gives its practical
results. The casualties among our soldiers have reduced and we prevail in
military operations. It’s very important, as due to training, the
professionalism of our soldiers has been increased”, Poltorak
mentioned. The Minister also briefed on prospects of development and
improvement of training infrastructure of military posts and training fields of
the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “I am sure we have to extend the geography of
training in participation of the NATO instructors at the Ukrainian training
fields”, the Head of Defence Ministry underscored.
General Poltorak thanked General Hodges for a particular contribution to
reforms of the Ukrainian army and presented him “For Development of Military