Russia Hits US ‘Training and Simulation Center’ in Lviv, Ukraine…180 Dead

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Moscow has repeatedly warned foreign countries against allowing their citizens to travel to Ukraine in order to take part in the hostilities there. The Kremlin has stated that anyone firing at Russian troops carrying out the special military operation in Ukraine will be considered a valid target.

Thus, when Russia destroyed the 7th Army’s ‘Simulation Center’ in Lviv, Ukraine, the US has been silent though there must have been US military deaths.  From 2017, the Information and Propaganda Center for the Ukraine:

According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, the center will be one of the most progressive locations in Eastern Europe. Control bodies of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and partner countries will undergo training there.

“This center is unique in allowing full simulation of various [combat] situations, check the level of each military and adjust the training of units. In the course of military operations, every day we face with different tactics, decisions and situations. The center’s work will allow us to draw conclusions from situations that occur in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone, plan and change the training of our military personnel,” Poltorak said, according to ZIK.

As the minister noted, this is the first such center in Ukraine. It was created due to the help of the American partners. According to Poltorak, $22 million was spent on equipping the center. Poltorak specified that it was the defense ministry which took up costs for constructing the center itself while the equipment required was procured by partners from the United States.

Poltorak said that similar centers would be set in Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

The center has already begun its work within the framework of the Ukrainian-U.S. military exercises.

Up to 180 foreign mercenaries were killed in precision strikes carried out by Russia against Ukrainian training centres located at the Yavorovsky military compound and near the settlement of Starichi, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has stated.

He elaborated that these centres were being used to train and organise foreign mercenaries to fight Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine, as well as to store weaponry sent to the country by foreign nations.

“We will continue to target foreign mercenaries who arrive on the territory of Ukraine”, Konashenkov stated.

In addition, the Russian Air Force and air defences destroyed several Ukrainian aircraft, including one Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) attack jet and 11 unmanned aerial aircraft.

Two of them were Turkish-made Bayraktar TB-2 attack and reconnaissance drones.
Russian drones also destroyed 46 military objects of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including three command centres, one air defence missile system, and two ammunition warehouses, as well as various military vehicles, the Defence Ministry’s spokesman said.

Moscow has repeatedly called on foreign countries to prevent their citizens from travelling to Ukraine in order to join the hostilities there as the Russian Armed Forces conduct a special military operation in the country. Moscow noted that anyone attacking Russian troops will be considered a valid target.

President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of the operation on 24 February, following a request from the newly recognised Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR). He insisted that Moscow was left with no other choice after Kiev failed to implement the Minsk agreements and following continued attacks against the Donbass republics.

 

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I guess these anti Russian mercenaries in Syria weren’t worth as much as they are worth now. These are the same jihadis labeled ISIS in the Levant who are labeled SS now.
    The stupid in search of acceptance somewhere.

    • For how many years did we theorize Putin’s reluctance to wipe the place clean in Syria because otherwise WW3 will start …
      Both have religious significance, both are power kegs, both are people … oh wait …

  2. 1. British mercenary in Ukraine: “The gates of hell have opened before us!” He fled to the UK.
    One of the first British mercenaries in Ukraine spoke about his accidents.
    Former military doctor Jason Hay (34), who served twice in Iraq, got into a shootout with Russian special forces who occupied the airport in Gostomel, and was later beaten by SBU officers during brutal interrogations, writes the British “Sun”.

    He flew to Ukraine at the beginning of February, settled in Kiev and contacted other mercenaries.
    Jason was asleep when a friend woke him up in the morning at the beginning of a Russian military operation.
    “In the distance, the lights from the Russian bombing shone all over the city. It was completely surreal, “says Hey.
    He ran out of his apartment in the center of the Ukrainian capital in full gear and with an AK.
    His unit quickly joined a detachment of Ukrainian troops that set out to defend Gostomel Airport.
    Hey recalls: “It was a very confusing situation. Nobody really knew what was happening. ”
    “As we set off into the dark, I think it’s fair to say I was scared. Anyone who is in that position and says not to be afraid is a liar. When we arrived, it was very quiet. But suddenly the gates of hell opened before us “, says the mercenary.

    • A squadron of Russian planes fired rockets, and then attack helicopters joined them.
      Hey and ten soldiers of the Georgian Legion took refuge in the woods. Jason, who served in the Mercia Regiment, added: “We were very close to death. I have never seen such firepower, I don’t think anyone in this generation has seen it. Iraq and Afghanistan are completely different. The Russians are a real modern army. ”
      Then reinforcements arrived from Stinger to destroy Russian helicopters.
      Later, the SBU arrested Jason and his American friend, who were looking for Russian saboteurs. The suspicion near SBU was caused by the mercenaries’ radios.
      They were taken to the SBU base and interrogated for three hours. Hey remembers: “One of the guards hit me on the head. Another guy came in and I could tell from his clothes that he was in an elite unit. They kept yelling at me in Russian, but of course I said I was English. They hit me eight or nine times. I had a pretty severe concussion and a lot of bleeding. ”
      “They looked at my phone and my messages and it was a really scary moment. “I was not afraid of death, but I was afraid of hurting my family and friends,” the Briton added.
      Eventually they were released and Hey managed to get to Warsaw.

      From there, he flew to Great Britain and returned home to Kidderminster last Friday.

      “I left there not to die,” the mercenary concluded.

  3. I only know the following categories of jerks who come there:
    – seduced by money;
    – pathological sadists (safari tour);
    – ideologically inspired Nazi scumbags.
    In any case, the Russian Federation does not promise these adventurers an easy walk. We can guarantee 4 cubic meters of soil above the corpse.

  4. These people have the minds of childern, dreaming that they will work a few months a year as mercs and then come home to hunt and fish for the rest the year and have people buy them beers for being a mercenary. They also are not thinking of their families. If Zelensky wants to stop the carnage he can. If he had fulfilled the Minsk agreement Ukraine would not be going through this. There is much blame to go around.

    • A really good depiction of this mindset was part of the movie “Deer Hunter”. There was of course more to it, but the whole idea of instead of hunting deer to go into a distant country to kill people there – especially easy when provided with images of hateful enemies – has most obviously not lost one iota of validity. For some people, killing is a way to make a ‘living’.

  5. Attack, attack, attack! Don’t pay for the same ground twice…General George S. Patton…

    BDS 2022

  6. For a generous salary of $2,000 USD per day you can get a nice body bag and a one coach ticket back to Langley. That’s a bargain in today’s market.

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