Almost three dozen Ukrainian soldiers are being trained in CBRN defense as part of the EU training mission EUMAM. They will be taught how to use the main decontamination station 70 (HEP 70) supplied by Germany.
The HEP 70 is used to decontaminate vehicles contaminated with nuclear, biological or chemical agents. Two 1,500-liter tanks are available for this purpose. If the vehicles are properly deployed, they can restore the combat value of contaminated combat vehicles.
The Abwehrbataillons 750 “Baden” is in charge of the execution. Driving, decontamination and the repair of vehicles and material are on the curriculum. The men and women of the Ukrainian armed forces will demonstrate what they have learned in a three-day final exercise. This takes place both during the day and at night.
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Razat, the battalion’s commander, is pleased with the performance of the Ukrainian trainees. “We’re dealing with highly motivated soldiers who don’t call it a day after eight hours, but have practiced and learned every day and late into the evening.” This great willingness to perform is also reflected in the results during the final exam, he said.
“With the attack on the Kakhovka dam, Russia proved that it does not shy away from causing natural disasters,” explains the officer of the soldiers on training mission, Captain Yevhen. Special training is therefore necessary, he said.