VILNIUS, Oct 03, BNS – A group of Lithuania’s military instructors is leaving for a military training operation in Ukraine on Tuesday.
The 16-member group is already the second team consisting of troops of the dragoons battalion, the Defense Ministry said.
“This year we will shift our focus to improvement of performance of Ukrainian instructors by observing and analyzing their actions and mistakes rather than training the instructors,” said Captain Viktoras Buiva, the head of the group.
The Lithuanian team will spend two months in the Yavoriv grounds in western Ukraine, training Ukrainian troops operational planning, organizing and evaluating exercises and holding firing exercises, etc.
The Lithuanian army’s instructors have been helping to train Ukraine’s troops since August of 2015. They are not directly involved in combat actions or anti-terrorist operations in Ukraine.