In early October a team of military instructors formed by members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment, Division General Stasys Raštikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School, General Adolfas Ramanauskas Warfare Training Centre and the Military Medical Service joined the staff providing basic military training for Ukrainian forces in the United Kingdom. Alongside our partners, Lithuania will train 200 military service members of Ukraine top have basic military skills and knowledge for survival and efficiency on the battlefield. The programme is expected to equip 10 thousand Ukrainian troops with skills and experience by Christmas.
Expert staff of the training group are highly experienced and eager to transfer it during the course. In the beginning, the Lithuanian instructors were responsible for practical demonstration and training, and later on, for theory lectures. Theory and practice is taught to small groups in cooperation with British and Ukrainian instructors.
“Lithuanian military instructors are motivated, proactive and a worthy match for their international colleagues. The course they are delivering is quite short and intense, therefore the instructors focus on training the Ukrainian troops practice thus making sure they get the basic service skills and better battlefield survivability,” officer in charge of the Lithuanian team Maj Edgaras Puškevičius says.
The main task of the Training and Doctrine Command is to conduct individual skills training for the Lithuanian Armed Forces and to arrange National Defence System personnel training, to draft doctrinal documents concerning the military side of the Lithuanian Armed Forces activity, ensure collective training support to Lithuanian Armed Forces units, availability of training ranges, simulators, training infrastructure, as well as to supervise implementation of provisions regulating collective training of military units and military readiness assessments.
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