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U.S. military delegation visits Ukraine’s National Ground Forces Academy

Source : 112 Ukraine

U.S. United Army Europe commanding officer, Lt. Gen. Frederick Benjamin Hodges leads the delegation
11:50, 6 November 2016

Hodges at Ukraine's National Ground Forces Academy 1
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The delegation of the United States Army in Europe visited Ukraine’s National Ground Forces Academy of Hetman Petro Sagaidachny in Lviv, western Ukraine. The mission was chaired by U.S. United Army Europe commanding officer, Lt. Gen. Frederick Benjamin Hodges. Defense Ministry reported this on Sunday morning.

Hodges delivered a lecture for the officers and cadets of the Academy; the speech concerned matters of leadership, command and decision making. The parties discussed some important issues of organization of military training for servicemen and regular units.

Hodges at Ukraine's National Ground Forces Academy 3
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The U.S. general Ben Hogdes and the Academy Chief, Ukraine’s Major General Pavlo Tkachuk stressed the importance of Ukraine-U.S. cooperation in the defense area and told the press about military training for Ukrainian servicemen conducted by foreign army instructors.  

Hodges at Ukraine's National Ground Forces Academy 4
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
 

The United States Army in Europe commander also visited the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security of the National Ground Forces Academy in Lviv region.

Previously, the foreign delegation led by Hodges visited the Mariupol sector of the combat areas in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The U.S. officer said the United States Army in Europe would continue to support their Ukrainian counterparts in the ongoing crisis.    

Source: Ukraine's Defense Ministry

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