The lack of competent translators is the main problem slowing down the process of training the Ukrainian army in the West. The deputy head of the EU training mission, Dutch General Martin Bonn said.
The lack of competent translators is the main problem slowing down the process of training the Ukrainian army in the West.
The deputy head of the EU training mission, Dutch General Martin Bonn, said this in a commentary to the Financial Times.
According to him, Ukraine and Western allies often provide not very qualified translators. The translation of words used in a military or technical context became a problem for them in particular.
"Words that nobody uses every day," said Martin Bonn.
The publication also drew attention to the diverse composition of students, both in terms of education level and age. For example, one soldier is 71 years old. Ukraine's allies participating in the training assume that the commanders of the Armed Forces prefer not to disconnect the best-qualified soldiers from performing tasks at the front.
One of the journalists' interlocutors also noted that instructors have to face situations when Ukrainians who were educated in the Soviet Union believe that they “know” the subject of study better. At the same time, the interlocutors emphasize the high motivation of Ukrainian soldiers.
By the end of 2023, it is to train 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. This is part of a broad Western program to equip the Armed Forces with tanks, artillery, and air defense systems. As FT writes, Ukraine plans to train more than 60,000 soldiers in military camps in Europe and the United States.