A meeting of the Navy Command with the leadership of the British Armed Forces mission took place in Odessa

25 Jun 2020 ID:6775 Переглядів:8,576

Today, June 25, on the basis of the 59th House of Officers of Odessa, the Command of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine met with the leadership of the training mission of the British Armed Forces “ORBITAL”. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa. The British side was represented by Colonel Michael Weymouth, Commander of the British Armed Forces Training Mission ORBITAL. The purpose of the event was to further deepen cooperation, summarize the work and discuss the next steps in the training of personnel of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Among the important elements of cooperation was the expansion of the maritime direction of the training operation “ORBITAL” due to the arrival in Ukraine of relevant specialists of the British Armed Forces. No less important issue was outlined intergenerational training in the context of the use of all types of troops that are part of the Navy, under a single leadership.

– We have made a kind of breakthrough over the last year as part of the program. If since the beginning of the ORBITAL program the main efforts have been focused on the preparation of the shore component, this year we have taken the next step – the training of the ship’s staff and control bodies, ie the naval command, – said the commander of the national fleet.

During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of important issues regarding the criteria, needs and future areas of professional training of personnel of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Considerable attention was paid to bringing Ukrainian units into readiness in accordance with NATO standards, preparing the military for combat operations in modern conditions, as well as further bilateral cooperation between the Armed Forces of the two countries in the framework of a training mission.

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