Monday, March 30, 2020

The Shooting War Continues In Ukraine In The Midst Of A Pandemic

A two-day tactical Coast Defense Training took place in February at one of the training grounds in the area of the Joint Forces Operation. (Photo courtesy of the Ukraine Ministry of Defense)

Military Times: U.S. military may be hunkering down for COVID-19, but shooting war continues in Ukraine

For much of the U.S. military’s 72,000 troops stationed in Europe, these are days of hunkering down in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Thanks to travel bans imposed by the Pentagon and other precautions, Defender 2020 — the planned massive international exercise that included 20,000 U.S. soldiers who were meant to conduct training across 10 European countries — has been greatly scaled back. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command, estimated only about 40 percent of what was intended will be accomplished. U.S. Army Europe officials, however, anticipate the armored brigade combat team already deployed to Europe will conduct gunnery and other combined training events with Allies as part of a modified Allied Spirit exercise.

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WNU Editor: The above report is on a leaked Ukraine military PowerPoint presentation obtained by Military Times. Take it for what it is worth. In the meantime the Ukraine government continues to be in chaos without even a health minister in the middle of a pandemic .... Ukraine’s parliament fails to vote for appointment of Finance, Healthcare ministers (112 UA). Officially the Ukraine government is saying that the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases is low .... COVID-19 death toll rises to 10 in Ukraine with 475 infected (Kyiv Post). My friends and family in Ukraine are telling me the opposite. That the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has spreed everywhere, and the lock-down so far has been ineffective.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are practicing good social distancing. No one closer than sniping range.