Rumors of the first NATO instructors appeared in the spring of 2014, and the first 180 confirmed military experts appeared in June of the same year. In the future, their number is constantly growing. It is believed that in April 2015, about in Ukraine, is about 300 US troops, funded by the US allocation of military assistance to the Kiev regime.
In addition to the Americans, on the territory controlled by Kiev are constantly military and from other NATO countries - Poles, Danes, Canadians, British, Lithuanians et cetera. Their total number was not disclosed, but taking into account the overgrown military missions, various advisers and consultants in all security agencies (and a whole floor was allotted for the Americans, the total number of advisers reaches a thousand bayonets. And this is without taking into account those who, on their own initiative or through Western PMCs, are located in Ukraine in general and in the Donbas in particular.
It is logical to ask what all these hundreds and hundreds of local Aboriginal officers can teach. The military experience of such experienced armies as Poland, Lithuania, Canada and the like will be left behind the scenes. I admit that the British can share the experience of suppressing the uprisings in Belfast and the defeat of the Argentines in the battle for the Falklands. I do not know why this Poroshenko warriors, but theoretically possible. Remain the Yankees.
The experience of military operations in the US Army richest. They fight without interruption in various countries around the world. With the use of all types of armed forces and sometimes by no means thousands of "bayonets" - in Iraq and Afghanistan - up to one and a half hundred thousand fighters.
It would seem that there really is something to learn. But if you recall all the wars in which the United States took part, the picture is somewhat different. In the same Yugoslavia and Libya with might and main applied aviation. If we assume that such advice was really given to Kiev, then it’s just like advice - there’s nothing to teach the pilots of the Kiev regime - they have different equipment and everything from communication to combat use. But the advice seemed to give. At least, the punitive on June 2, 2014 worked as Nurses in the center of Lugansk, killing innocent civilians. What is not Libya or Yugoslavia?
However, the council clearly did not go for future use. Having lost several dozen units of airplanes and helicopters, which the local Air Force is already not rich in, the use of aviation in the Donbas was stopped by the autumn of 2014. So what about the Air Force forget.
It is known that in Ukraine there are sailors and the construction of a marine center is being prepared. Taking into account the current composition of the watercraft of the Kiev waterfowl, it is possible to teach only the existing 13 admirals - the peaceful distribution of 3 warships between them, half a dozen "conditionally fighting" and a dozen boats. In reality, not a single American sailor can say anything to his “colleagues” - unless he laughs in his face. So what about the Navy forget.
We will not argue with Poroshenko that "Ukraine 20 years of space power." Just agree that the issues of space, nuclear missile weapons and other high-tech industries of the Yankees will never be transferred to Kiev or taught to use them.
Remains of infantry in all its varieties. These in Ukraine were visited by many of the most different parts. The 27-I and 45-I US infantry brigades sent their officers, and there were paratroopers from the 173 brigade. But here too there are more questions than answers.
First, the Yankees are trained in NATO standards. Everything, from the means of communication to the structure of the command and the weapons used are different from what the APU has. No interaction of the branches of troops, without which not a single operation of the US Army has been going on for several generations, cannot teach the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and cannot fight without it. From the Second World War it is known that if American tankers run out of fuel, they are calling for help on the radio. But it never even occurs to them to pick up automatic rifles and, to drain the remaining fuel into several cars, to go on the attack.
If, nevertheless, it is assumed that in the Ukrainian Armed Forces they followed the advice of American instructors, then the 2014 boilers of the year and the rout in Debaltseve look like a perfectly logical ending. After all, for years, the Americans trained the Georgian army and tested its combat capability in August 2008, especially highlighting the only undoubted success - the ability to break away from the enemy in the race to the Turkish border. However, given that no one was chasing them, success was not complete.
As for the same narrow-profile training, there is nothing to talk about at all. The field intelligence officer needs to be trained on the ground and local realities. With the weapons and equipment that he has and that the enemy has. Today, in the fourth year of a sluggish positional war, it is the raid groups of the so-called DRG that are the main type of combat use. If not to count the raids in the "gray zone", periodically turning into clashes of the company scale.
But let's admit frankly, it is the real people who survived in battles and raids who can teach someone by their own example and experience in conducting operations against a given enemy and in a given area. Will not the Americans teach him the experience of intelligence in the Syrian desert !?
And here we come to the obvious - the Ukrainian Armed Forces are teaching every little thing - to press the buttons of tactical radio stations, to provide medical assistance in the field, to drive the Hamvi, finally. And for this just enough any Lithuanians with the Poles and other allies.
But the Americans, who are present at all levels and in all security agencies, are learning. They adopt the richest experience accumulated primarily by intelligence officers, look at the combat operations conducted by the Corps of the Republics, study the observed equipment, communications equipment, UAVs, features of the organization of combat interaction, communications, planning and support of operations. Of course, they work closely with agents in the Republics that supply a shaft of information that is of value to the Yankees.
Americans are simply using today the Ukrainian Armed Forces as a practically free expendable material for collecting information about the conduct of hostilities in Russia - after all, people and the locality are essentially Russians. And this is an invaluable experience and information about the enemy, whom the United States has not officially called its main enemy for many years.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Congress approves the allocation of hundreds or two million dollars for "military assistance." Not only does the lion’s share of these funds go to the US military, essentially returning to the US, so also for the tiny, essentially money, the US army and intelligence services receive huge amounts of information for which they would not only have been otherwise pay more - they would simply not get it for any money.
So we have to admit that while the United States receives a lot from the coup in Kiev and for ridiculous money.