Ukrainian are in Britain for training on how to operate armored vehicles provided by London to Kiev amid the conflict with Russia, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
“I can say that we are currently training Ukrainians in Poland in the use of anti-aircraft defense, and actually in the UK in the use of armored vehicles,” Johnson revealed during his trip to India on Thursday.
He didn’t say how many Ukrainian troops were currently in the UK or where exactly in the country they were located.
Defense sources have told the Guardian that training to operate the military hardware usually takes a few weeks.
Earlier in April, the UK agreed to provide Ukraine with at least 120 armored vehicles, including 80 Mastiff, Husky and Wolfhound protected mobility vehicles, and 40 reconnaissance, ambulance, recovery and command armored vehicles.