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Officers from Ukraine to attend a course at the Lithuanian Armed Forces School

Officers from Ukraine to attend a course at the Lithuanian Armed Forces School

On March 2 5-week International Instructor Course began at the Lithuanian Division General Stasys Raštikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School, 15 officers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be deepening their methodological knowledge, improving skills, and gaining experience at the Instructor Course.


The objective of the course is to train soldiers according to the training programme, make them familiar with the Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Training Concept, military standards and values, give professional skills and knowledge for planning and conducting military exercises. Students of the course are taught to organise weaponry, firing and tactical exercises, plan and organise training for soldiers in a professional way, and also about cultural and historical objects of Lithuania.


Commanders of the Lithuanian Division General Stasys Raštikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School Col Egidijus Karvelis welcomed the Ukrainian officers to the International Instructor Course stressing that they will obtain instructor qualification according to NATO standards, familiarise with officer-NCO relation in the Lithuanian Armed Forces and important Lithuania's cultural and historical heritage.


The International Instructor Course is taught by NCO School instructors who are graduates of such courses in NATO allied countries. The course has been delivered at the Lithuanian Armed Forces School since 2010.


Constant cooperation with Ukraine remains to be a priority of Lithuania's foreign and defence policy. Lithuania has been rendering all legal assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian aggression in 2014. Lithuania transferred to Ukraine elements of weaponry and ammunition, injured Ukraine's military personnel are treated and rehabilitated in our country. Lithuania is helping side by side with NATO allies to reform and train its armed forces aiming to bring it closer to NATO standards for armed forces.


Information by the Lithuanian Armed Forces School
Photo credits: SSgt Laisvūnas Vizbaras