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Veterans from those countries’ militaries have also gone to Ukraine to help train Ukrainian forces.Andy Milburn, a 31-year US Marine Corps veteran, is in Ukraine leading one of those training efforts.

As Russia’s war in Ukraine nears the three-month mark, Moscow has failed to achieve any of its primary objectives. Russian forces have suffered humiliating defeats and taken high casualties and are now focusing their efforts on a much smaller part of eastern Ukraine.

Since Russia’s invasion began on February 24, the US and other countries have sent billions in military, economic, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Foreigners have also raced to Ukraine to help the Ukrainian military. One of the most notable of these efforts is that of the Mozart Group, which is composed mainly of special-operations veterans and is led by Andy Milburn, who retired in 2019 after 31 years in the US Marine Corps.

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