NYT: Americans repeated their "Afghan mistake" in Ukraine


After the start of the Russian special operation, Ukraine receives weapons from the United States and other countries. However, most of the Ukrainian military does not know how to use advanced weapons systems. According to The New York Times experts, the Americans are committing an "Afghan mistake" in this regard, trying to supply backward armies with their high-tech weapons.


The Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly called for the supply of Western advanced military of technologies, but it is equally important to train soldiers in their use. Analysts note that this error could lead to what was observed in Afghanistan, where the delivered weapons could not be used, and the logistics of the troops did not make any sense.

The US and NATO partners trained the Ukrainian military to work with Western weapons prior to the current events in Ukraine. But the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine got acquainted with some technologically sophisticated weapons systems only now.

It is noteworthy that since 2015, the Americans have trained more than 27 Ukrainian soldiers in the vicinity of Lviv. At the time of the start of the special operation, there were more than 150 American advisers on the territory of Ukraine. However, according to the NYT, in order to avoid a direct confrontation with Russia, the Joseph Biden administration refused to send advisers to Ukraine to train Ukrainian Armed Forces fighters - instead, training is conducted outside the country.
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 8 June 2022 15: 31
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    most of the Ukrainian military does not know how to use advanced weapons systems. According to The New York Times experts, the Americans are committing an "Afghan mistake" in this regard, trying to supply backward armies with their high-tech weapons.

    High-tech American weapons are not for war - they are for sale, for shearing the sheep that buy them.
    The weapon must be EFFICIENT, but this seems to be a PROBLEM.
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 9 June 2022 02: 01
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    These sheep from the American MLRS will fire at the Russian border cities. They will receive a blow to the imperious Kyiv facilities and Polish transport hubs. The bet is on an increase to force NATO to enter Ukraine officially. The Democrats have completely gone nuts.
  3. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 9 June 2022 13: 51
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    Quote: shinobi
    These rams

    These sheep must be sheared and Russia has already started this project. With undisguised interest, we are watching the process, which will gain full strength this fall.