US hosts war games for Ukraine ahead of next phase of Russia conflict
The United States is hosting war planning exercises in Germany for Ukrainian military officers to help them think through upcoming battlefield decisions, officials said on Thursday (2 March), ahead of the next phase of the year-old conflict with Russia.
US officials declined to talk through the potential battlefield scenarios that Ukrainian military staff were examining during the drills, which involve thought exercises to evaluate potential military courses of action.
“All we’re doing is setting up the framework and the mechanics to allow the Ukrainians to self-learn, to learn against a situation, or various scenarios.”
Ukrainian forces repelled Russia’s advance on Kyiv early in 2022, and the conflict, which Moscow calls a “special military operation,” has become one of grinding trench warfare in the east and south.