Non-Ukrainians oversaw a training mission for Ukrainian marines returning home. US veterans are paying for their own flights to help prepare civilians for the next phase of the war with Russia.

In a WSJ feature, a group of Ukrainian marine recruits was seen wearing mismatched fatigues, who laid on the grass, cocking their assault rifles and aiming at targets. As the US instructors arrived, they were surprised to see, one by one, the Ukrainians started squeezing the trigger.

“Cease fire!” yelled Steven Tomberlin, 62, a retired police officer from Colorado overseeing this part of the training. “Until I give the command. You. Do. Not. Do. Anything.”

Bullets frequently missed their mark when firing resumed, hitting the dirt berm rather than their targets.