February 8, 2018 – Fort Russ News –
– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –
A group of Pentagon officers have arrived in Donbass to check the readiness of the armed forces for an offensive, said Eduard Basurin, deputy head of the operational command of the Donetsk People’s Republic. [See also US commission to visit front]
According to him, the American officers are accompanied by representatives of the Ukrainian General Staff.
“At the moment, brigades of the Armed Forces, which are part of the “Donetsk” operational-tactical group, are being tested,” Basurin added.
Recall that on January 29, President of Ukraine Poroshenko signed a law allowing foreign military forces on the territory of Ukraine, thereby legalizing the presence of the US military in the country.
On January 26, Canada sent an additional 50 military instructors to Ukraine.
In October, the representative of the European Command, (EUCOM, USCOM) US Armed Forces, said that the Pentagon plans in 2018 to prepare four more battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In August, the US began construction of a naval base in Ochakov.
On October 4, the US Army Army said that more than 200 US soldiers had already arrived at the International Peacekeeping Center near Yavorov to train the militia fighters.