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​Italian Sources Say Ukrainian Military Complete Mastering SAMP/T SAM Systems in Italy

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SAMP/T air defense system
SAMP/T air defense system

Some group of Ukrainian militarymen has completed a training program in Italy to operate the SAMP/T air defense missile systems. Other group is tested on some armored vehicles

That is according to Italian mass media.

“A group of around 20 Ukrainian soldiers has completed a training programme in Italy,” Ukrinform reports citing Italy’s ANSA.

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ANSA’s sources confirmed an earlier report by Il Fatto Quotidiano, saying that the training took place at Sabaudia, in the province of Latina to the south of Rome, and regarded the SAMP/T anti-missile systems.

SAMP/T air defense system, Italian Sources Say Ukrainian Military Complete Mastering SAMP/T SAM Systems in Italy,  Defense Express
SAMP/T air defense system

At the same time, Il Giornale D’Italia reports, that Ukrainian servicemen were at the Santa Barbara barracks in Sabaudia (Latina), the headquarters of the air defense department of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Italy.

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According to the newspaper, this operation was not openly announced, but it was discovered by Il Fatto Quotidiano. It is not known exactly when the Ukrainian military arrived in Italy, but they were transported by special flight to Pratica di Mare (Rome) and Sabaudia. Other Ukrainian military personnel, as the Italian mass media learned from the Ministry of Defense of Italy, were at the Infantry school in Cesano (Rome, Scuola di Fanteria di Cesano in Italian) for tests on some armored vehicles.

Tactical training in Infantry school in Cesano, Italian Sources Say Ukrainian Military Complete Mastering SAMP/T SAM Systems in Italy, Defense Express
Tactical training in Infantry school in Cesano / Illustrative photo from open sources

As reported by Il Giornale D'Italia, the Italian Ministry of Defense confirmed the presence of Ukrainian troops on the territory of Lazio after the information leak, but announced that the training had already been completed.

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