The US Armed Forces intend to find contractors for the construction of four military facilities in Ukraine. This is stated in the application of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, the text of which was reviewed by RT. According to the document, it is planned to build combat training centers in the Kiev and Nikolaev regions, build a warehouse for boats of the special forces of the United States Marine Corps in the Ochakovo region, as well as renovate the barracks near the village of Staroe. According to experts, the goal of all these projects is to expand the US presence in Ukraine, which contributes to the destabilization of the situation in the region.
The US Armed Forces intend to find contractors for the construction of four military facilities in Ukraine by the end of the year . This is stated in the application of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, the text of which was reviewed by RT.
The first two projects involve the construction of combat training centers, one of which will be located near the village of Devichki in the Kiev region, the other – Near the village of Shirokolanovka in the Nikolaev region. At the same time, both buildings should be suitable to accommodate 200-300 people.
“A spacious conference room will be equipped in each building for planning and discussions, as well as office areas and training areas using virtual simulators” , – stated in the document.
In addition, American military engineers intend to build a warehouse for boats of special operations companies of the US Marine Corps near Ochakovo (Nikolaev region). As indicated in the project description, it will be a block metal structure with an area of up to 500 square meters. meters.
The last of the planned projects is the renovation of the barracks of the International Interagency Multifunctional Training Center near the village of Staroe in the Kiev region. This implies the construction of the barracks themselves, as well as the training center without finishing work.
The document notes that the preparation of the construction site, the construction of load-bearing structures, external walls, the base and the roof will be undertaken by the National Guard of Ukraine, and The US government will ensure the installation of internal ceilings and communication systems of the building.
The US military is not the first to implement engineering projects in Ukraine. So, in the summer of 2019, the U.S. Navy’s mobile construction battalion completed the construction of the operational center building at the naval base in Ochakovo, which began in 2017.
As emphasized in the Verkhovna Rada, the construction of the facility was allegedly caused by the “long-term policy of Russia”, as well as the conduct and coordination of joint activities with NATO countries in the field of security.
In the US Navy, in in turn, it was noted that the center will play the role of a major planning and operational unit during future military scientists th in Ukraine .
Last year, the American publication Breaking Defense expressed the opinion that the new port infrastructure in Ukraine would allow it to accept larger ships. This will enable US and NATO warships to base themselves and carry out maneuvers closer to Crimea than ever, the media added.
In turn, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov emphasized that the participation of the military from the United States in the construction of naval facilities in Ochakovo could lead to the emergence of a new hotbed of tension in the region.
In 2017, the United States also provided Ukraine $ 20 million for equipment needed to equip training centers. At that time, Yury Allerov, who was at that time in charge of the National Guard of Ukraine, informed about plans to build an international vocational training center in three directions in the village of Staroe in the Kiev region.
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“There will be training of specialists who will perform law enforcement functions, training of special forces and peacekeepers (who will be able to carry out peacekeeping tasks in different places on the planet). There will be a mock-up of the city, there will be killer-houses, there will be mock-ups of standard premises where you can work out the algorithms of actions in the event of combating terrorism, protecting public order and the like. There will be an imitation of the battle, fixing fire losses on both sides, ”Allerov explained.
As military expert Alexei Leonkov noted in an interview with RT, for a long time the Americans could not be active in Ukraine, but after the 2014 coup became possible, and now the United States does not hide its participation in the training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
“First, the United States allocated funding for a training center in the Lviv region , in which battalions of the Ukrainian army are currently being trained. Then it became known that other centers were also being built, the main activity of which was the training of sabotage and reconnaissance groups. That is, groups that will conduct military operations in an urban environment. This was also noted in the Ochakov Center, built for sabotage groups that operate from the sea. Through them, control and financial assistance is provided, as well as further training of Ukrainian troops in the programs developed by the United States, ”the expert emphasized.
In addition, he noted that Ukraine also receives from the USA and military assistance various types of weapons, such as sniper rifles, communications, counter-battery radars, and much more.
“As part of other programs, Ukraine participates in military exercises conducted by NATO countries with the presence of the United States. In addition, American warships enter the Black Sea on a regular basis, ”Leonkov pointed out.
According to political analyst Alexander Dudchak, the main goal of all these projects is to expand the presence of the United States in Ukraine, which contributes to the destabilization of the situation in the region.
“What is happening is an unpleasant event and an unpleasant tendency when the number of United States bases in Ukraine increases. The situation is far from ideal, fighting is taking place on the territory of Ukraine, and the presence of foreign troops in general and the United States in particular does not contribute to the onset of peace in the country. This is US policy, which is no longer a surprise. After the coup in Kiev, they sharply intensified. They pursue their goals, using Ukraine simply as a territory to realize their goals, ”the expert concluded.