EU’s lack of interpreters impedes Ukrainian military training
The main problem with training Ukrainian military abroad is the lack of qualified interpreters who know specific vocabulary
The deputy head of the EU multinational training mission, Dutch General Martin Bonn, told The Financial Times.
"A big problem is translating words that are used in a military or technical context... Words that no one uses in everyday life," Bonn said.
The publication also notes the different ages and levels of education of the students. For example, one of the soldiers is 71 years old. Some of the soldiers who studied under the Soviet Union believe that they know the subject better than the instructors, the media outlet writes.
By the end of the year, 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers are to be trained in Germany. This is part of a broader Western program to equip the Ukrainian Armed Forces with tanks, artillery, and air defense systems. In total, Kyiv plans to train more than 60,000 people in military camps in Europe and the United States, The Financial Times writes. The publication also emphasizes that not only Germany, but also other Western countries, have problems with training Ukrainians.
It is worth noting that earlier, the Ukrainian military underwent training on Abrams tanks in Germany.
The Pentagon plans to begin training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in the United States in September: first, they will learn English, and then begin flight training.