On Wednesday Pentagon’s top general said, the U.S military has formed a plan to train Ukrainian troops regarding the use of multiple-launch rocket artillery.
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff said, this plan is dependent on the Ukrainian troops showing some expertise.
Milley talked to the reporters after coming back to Washington from France, we are planning to start this rational training program in order to make Ukrainian soldiers more effective.
All of these statements have been coming since Biden gave approval for the transfer of four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, HIMARS to Ukraine. These statements are also linked with Britain’s consent to send three M270 multiple-launch rocket systems having the same functions as HIMARS to Ukraine.
Ukrainian forces have already demanded the dozens of rocket artilleries in order to beat Russian troops who are gradually taking control of the Donbas region.
America has already sent various M777 howitzers to Ukraine that are known for 155mm explosive launches up to 25 miles. Milley said Ukrainian troops have used howitzers effectively but they need long-range artillery systems.
The first four HIMARS will be sent to Ukraine after getting the assurance that Ukraine will not use these weapons to launch cross-border attacks on Russia.
HIMARS and multi-launched systems from Britain, both of the systems require special training. Milley told U.S soldiers had planned a training program for those Ukrainian troops who have some sort of experience with artilleries.
Serhiy Haidai-Luhansk regional governor told Ukrainian troops are under attack of Russian shelling that is aiming to control the Ukrainian-held supply lines in Severodonetsk.
Haidai also told Ukrainian soldiers are fighting for every inch of the city.
President Biden plans a visit to Europe for Group of Seven and NATO summits later this month where Ukraine’s support issue will be discussed along with the food and energy crisis caused by Russia Ukraine war.