200 Canadian military instructors to come to Ukraine

KYIV, April 15 /Ukrinform/.Canada will send about 200 military instructors for conducting exercises and increasing the defense capability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this on Tuesday, according to the press service of the Canadian government.

"Canada continues to stand with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Putin regime's ongoing aggression. The Canadian military contribution being announced today will help Ukrainian forces personnel to better defend their country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Ukrainian forces personnel will benefit from the highest calibre of training from the brave men and women of our own Canadian Armed Forces. Canada will continue working with its allies to ensure a sovereign, unified and secure Ukraine," Harper said.

Training will start in summer in NATO educational center in Yavoriv (Lviv region) and will last until March 31, 2017. Training will also be held in the Defense Ministry center for mine clearance in Kamianets-Podilskiy.

Training program will include explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive device disposal training, military police training, medical training, flight safety training, and logistics system modernization training.

Canada will also be providing individual and unit tactics training to Ukrainian National Guard personnel along with the United States.


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