Ukrainians Forces Coming To U.S. For Patriot Missile System Training

  • U.S. armed forces will begin training up to 100 Ukrainian soldiers on the sophisticated Patriot missile system next week at Fort Sill, Okla., a defense official confirmed for Fox News Tuesday.
  • The training is expected to take several months, though it will still be an expedited process in comparison to roughly year-long program the Patriot missile system traditionally takes.
  • “The longer those troops are off the line – they’re not actually engaged in combat – and so [the U.S. is] trying to work with Ukrainians to see what we can do to accelerate the training timeline,” Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters.