Ukrainians Forces Coming To U.S. For Patriot Missile System Training

A woman waves a Ukrainian flag in the centre of the recently recaptured city of Kherson on November 14, 2022. - The takeover by Ukrainian troops of the Kherson region is the latest in a string of setbacks for Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24 hoping for a lightning takeover and to topple the government in days. (Photo by Oleksandr GIMANOV / AFP) (Photo by OLEKSANDR GIMANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • U.S. armed forces will begin training up to 100 Ukrainian soldiers on the sophisticated Patriot missile system next week at Fort Sill, Okla., a defense official confirmed for Fox News Tuesday.
  • The training is expected to take several months, though it will still be an expedited process in comparison to roughly year-long program the Patriot missile system traditionally takes.
  • “The longer those troops are off the line – they’re not actually engaged in combat – and so [the U.S. is] trying to work with Ukrainians to see what we can do to accelerate the training timeline,” Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters.

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