The Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion has dispatched a training team in support of the multinational Ukrainian training mission. Our Lithuanian partners in this training mission have proven themselves technically and tactically proficient trainers of Ukrainian forces at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Starychi, Ukraine.
Lithuanian soldiers are regularly on the line with American forces, ensuring weapons proficiency, providing critical expertise in Soviet-based weapons platforms and vehicles, and ensuring the appropriate translation of the infantry tasks and drills being instructed by American and Canadian forces.
Lithuanian forces are not simply an add-on but the lead in mission-essential training such as the deployment, maintenance, and operation of Ukrainian tactical vehicles such as the BTR-80. They were courteous enough to allow SOFREP to ride along in one of these vehicles.