This was discussed at a working meeting of Deputy Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine Lieutenant General Yuriy Lebed with Head of the Department of Military Policy and Strategic Planning of the Command of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Sweden, Major General Lena Persson Herlitz, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the National Guard of Ukraine.
Lebid stressed the importance of deepening bilateral cooperation of the National Guard with military formations of partner countries, including the Swedish Armed Forces, in order to increase combat capabilities and Euro-Atlantic approaches to Guards activities.
"We are interested in cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces, as this will facilitate the introduction of new approaches to the training and education of officers and sergeants in various areas of combat operations of the National Guard of Ukraine," the Deputy Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine said.
As noted, the needs of the National Guard of Ukraine for the training of special forces, snipers, cynologists, engineers (sappers), divers, as well as language training, mountain training, survival in extreme conditions, gender integration, strategic communications were discussed during the meeting.
Lieutenant General Yuriy Lebid also spoke about the main achievements of the National Guard's bilateral cooperation with the Office of the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine and thanked for the significant contribution of Swedish instructors in training guardsmen in Operation UNIFIER.
In turn, Major General Lena Persson Herlitz thanked the Command of the National Guard of Ukraine for the opportunity to learn more about the activities of the NGU, its role and functions in the security and defense sector, as well as the tasks performed by the Guards in the Joint Forces operation.
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