General Ben Hodges: In its training U.S. army uses expertise of Ukrainian military in fighting Russia

The commander of U.S. forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that the American army learned a great deal from the Ukrainian military, which was engaged in battles involving Russian artillery, missiles, drones and Russian electronic warfare. He said this in an interview with news agency European Pravda during the Lviv Security Forum.

“And not only do we value this experience, but all (of the allies) took it into account and incorporated it into their training systems. The Ukrainians’ experience reminded us of the deadly danger of hostilities when the Russian artillery learns the coordinates of your unit and ‘swoops in,’” he said.

According to Hodges, the problems that the U.S. army faced in Afghanistan and Iraq are very different from what exists in the confrontation between the Ukrainian military with Russia.

“These are disguising yourself, and the need to ‘disperse,’ and the problem with actions that give away your location. The experience that we received thanks to the Ukrainian army, without exaggeration, woke us all up,” he added.

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