On March 26, at the first meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Ramstein base, Germany announced its decision to transfer Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine. Months of promises, setbacks and indecision followed after that, but now Germany has finally decided to provide Ukraine with tanks.
Today, July 18, military exercises of 100 Ukrainian soldiers began in Germany, where they will master the technique of working with new weapons. The German information resource RND confirms the information.
"This week, Ukrainian military exercises on the Gepard anti-aircraft machine began at the Bundeswehr training grounds in Putlos and Todendorf in Schleswig-Holstein," reports RND.
It is known that Ukrainian soldiers will not only learn how to drive tanks but also undergo artillery training. Krauss-Maffei Wegman, manufacturer of the Gepard tanks, and the Bundeswehr have not confirmed the start of military exercises.
"The training ground Todendorf meets all the requirements for this. Previously, Gepards were based there, it is convenient to train on shooting ranges in the Baltic sea region," representative of the Bundestag Ingo Gadehens.
At the same time, since July 6, Ukrainian soldiers are also being trained in the UK under the program of 1.000 soldiers every 120 days.