Far Away From Washington, Impeachment Means Little To U.S. Troops Providing Military Aid To Ukraine

United States military aid to Ukraine helps buy rifles, medical supplies and other items.

January 24, 2020 10:00 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

While the impeachment case centers on President Donald Trump’s handling of military aid to Ukraine, U.S. troops deployed in Ukraine say their mission hasn’t changed.

The Ukrainian military base known as the Combat Training Center stands at the end of a road riddled with potholes in a quiet stretch of forest and marshland lined with fluffy cattails. For the next nine months, the base in Yavoriv, Ukraine will be home for more than 150 members of the Wisconsin National Guard helping train Ukraine’s military.

Men and women from Wisconsin are joined here by soldiers from Canada, Lithuania, and Poland, who are all working together to help train Ukraine’s military to work directly with NATO.

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