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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine17.12.2015, 13:06

Oleksandr Turchynov: New type special purpose brigade of the National Guard is ready to carry out combat missions

The main task of special purpose brigades of the National Guard is the neutralization of combat reconnaissance and terrorist groups and armed groupings as in the area of ATO, so in any other part of the country. "For this purpose they are being equipped not only with modern weapons, but also with new means of transportation: military transport aircrafts, helicopters and armored personnel carriers" - NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said after observing the training of special purpose troopers of the National Guard, who were first to start their activity in accordance with NATO standards. Military attaches and representatives of the embassies of NATO member states also attended the exercises.

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, today in conditions of those threats which Ukraine faces, a lot of tasks are entrusted to Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and special purpose units of the National Guard of Ukraine. "In this context, much attention is given to the recruitment of personnel for these units and to their subsequent combat and physical training", - he said, adding that training of the troopers is carried out solely in accordance with NATO standards and with the participation of instructors from Ukraine's partner countries, "in particular, todays group was trained by specialists from Israel".

Oleksandr Turchynov also marked off the quality of training of special purpose units, who in the course of military education and training besides the standard physical exercises are also working to improve the knowledge of foreign languages, "that is necessary for the coordination of their actions with the relevant units of NATO member states in the event of carrying out the joint operations".

In addition, during the exercises, NSDC Secretary has marked off the professional work of operational headquarters: "The operational headquarters are deployed within an hour. At that point the unmanned aerial vehicles and other technical means of collecting information are being launched that allows to operatively intercept and analyze the data, necessary for efficient execution of combat missions". "In addition, command personnel and soldiers are being prepared in accordance with the program that allows them to make decisions independently in extreme conditions and to act according to the situation rather than undergo a multistage approval, that is crucial for achieving results in the course of combat operations", - NSDC Secretary concluded.