Canada to Deploy 200 Troops to UK to Train Ukrainian Soldiers

Defense Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada is sending military trainers to the United Kingdom to teach Ukrainians how to fight invading Russian forces.

Up to 225 Canadian Armed Forces personnel will eventually be stationed in the United Kingdom. Anand stated that the initial period would be four months. 

They will train Ukrainian troops alongside counterparts from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

An earlier Canadian military training mission in Ukraine was called off just weeks before the invasion.

This mission, which included 225 Canadian military trainers, was launched in 2014, after Moscow annexed Crimea and began supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The federal government also reported that the mission, known as Operation Unifier, assisted in the training of over 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers before all Canadian troops were withdrawn ahead of Russia’s attack.

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