Nuno Melo announces that Portugal will instruct military personnel in the use of combat vehicles

Portugal will instruct Ukrainian military personnel in the use of combat vehicles, similar to what is being done for the F-16 fighters, and that availability “is immediate”, announced Nuno Melo, this Thursday, the 13th.

“It involves training in artillery performance, in tanks, in Portugal. As you know, we already have Ukrainian soldiers being trained in Portugal, in the F-16 universe […]and now also with regard to land and tanks, which are a priority,” said the Minister of Defense, at the end of the first day of a ministerial meeting of the Atlantic Alliance, in Brussels.

Speaking to journalists at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Minister of National Defense revealed that the signing of the protocol for the instruction of military personnel in combat vehicles will be â “this afternoon†.

“Portugal’s availability is immediate,†he added.

Nuno Melo said that during the meeting of the Contact Group for the Defense of Ukraine, headed by the United States, there was a consensus of opinion that “the difficulties for Russia continue to increase†.

“This is bad news for Russia, better news for Ukraine,†he acknowledged, considering that the conflict is also a fight for “civilizational values†.


Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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