Training of Ukrainian Soldiers in Germany 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Training of Ukrainian Soldiers in Germany 

Artillery, special forces, urban combat, medical courses and SERE

Ukrainian soldiers and special forces are undergoing military exercises at the locations of the German Armed Forces. In addition to basic training in working with Leopard 2 tanks and Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled guns and other shock equipment, BMVg specialists train special forces members. In total, thousands of Ukrainians are trained in Germany, a large percentage of which are the future crew for the Leopard 1.

It is also essential that in Germany, Ukrainians will learn how to conduct local and urban battles. War is not only shelling through a minefield but often fighting among urban buildings at a distance of several meters. In such locations, there is a higher probability of dying, if not from an enemy bullet — then from a mini-trap.

"We had a position in a semi-detached house, the Russians were in the next room, we could even hear them," said a Ukrainian soldier who fought in Bakhmut.

Separately, Ukrainians will learn the art of attacking an enemy and SERE — training for survival, evasion, resistance and escape.

According to the Ministry of Defense and the German federal government, the Russians no longer have the ability to organise a major offensive but outnumber the Ukrainian army.

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