Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Canada announces sending 200 military instructors to Ukraine

The government of Canada will send some 200 Armed Forces personnel to Ukraine to deliver military training programs, the Canadian prime minister's press service said on Tuesday.

Canadian military instructors will be deployed in Ukraine until March 2017 "to help the country in its efforts to maintain sovereignty, security and stability," the press service said.

"Their activities will include explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive device disposal training, military police training, medical training, flight safety training, and logistics system modernization training," the press service added.

The training will undergo in western Ukraine.


1 comment :

  1. Russia criticizes Canada for sending troops to Ukraine...

    Russia called Canada's decision to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine "counterproductive and deplorable" on Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, Canada announced 200 soldiers will be posted in western Ukraine, joining U.S. and British soldiers early this summer.

    The mission will last until March 31, 2017. Britain is sending up to 75 military trainers. The U.S. has committed 800 troops to train three battalions in western Ukraine. The move comes after a request from the government of Ukraine.

    The Russian Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement that Canada's actions are fueling a military build-up............AP........dailystar.com.lb


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