WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 18th April, 2021) The United States European Command (USEUCOM) does not plan to provide any additional training to Ukraine's armed forces and will proceed with its regular drills, a US Army spokesperson told Sputnik.
The army spokesperson added that in order to enhance interoperability, USEUCOM trains with its allies and partners on a routine basis throughout the year.
At a Friday briefing with US Charge d'Affaires Kristina Kvien, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal asked the United States to expand the training program for the country's armed forces by US instructors.
Shmyhal said that in addition to the Yavoriv international peacekeeping and security center in Ukraine's Lviv region, Kiev was interested in expanding US training assistance in other locations as well.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, spoke over the phone about Ukraine on Tuesday. Biden said he was concerned about Russia amassing troops near the border and asked it to ease tensions with its neighbor.