Maybe someone realized that viral social media photos of American GIs hanging with these guys would be bad PR.
(Reuters) – A U.S. plan to train Ukrainian national guard troops is “on hold” pending implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and Russian-backed rebels, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Europe said on Friday.
The training mission, first announced in August last year, had been due to start this month. One battalion of U.S. soldiers is due to train three Ukrainian National Guard battalions.
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