Ukrainian Troops Will Receive Patriot System Training In OK

Training focuses on learning to operate and maintain the Patriot
KYIV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 22: Civilian participants in a Kyiv Territorial Defence unit train on a Saturday in a forest on January 22, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Across Ukraine thousands of civilians are participating in such groups to receive basic combat training and in time of war would be under direct command of the Ukrainian military. While Ukrainian officials have acknowledged the country has little chance to fend off a full Russian invasion, Russian occupation troops would likely face a deep-rooted, decentralised and prolonged insurgency. Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops on its border to Ukraine. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • As early as next week, around 100 Ukrainian troops will begin training on the Patriot missile defense system at Oklahoma’s Fort Sill.
  • For months, Ukraine has requested that the U.S. supply the Patriot surface-to-air guided missile defense system. 
  • The training gets Kyiv one step closer to putting the technology to use.

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