Use code TPM for up to 66% off at MyPillow.com

ADVERTISEMENT

Canadian troops set to help train Ukrainian forces in UK

The first group of soldiers is expected to depart Edmonton next week for a military training base in the southeastern part of the UK.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image
Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver BC
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the international community has stepped up to offer support wherever possible.

On Thursday, defence minister Anita Anand announced that Canada would be sending over 200 troops to the UK to help train Ukrainian forces.

"We have now entered a new and very dangerous phase of this conflict," Anand began, "with Putin engaging in protracted attempts to inflict long-term damage on Ukraine and its people."

"Canada is committed to supporting Ukraine's short, medium, and long-term defence needs," she added, announcing that they will "resume large-scale training under Operation Unifier," which began prior to Russia's invasion but had been suspended.

Anand went on to explain that she had "authorized the deployment of up to 225 Canadian armed forces personnel to the UK," where they will "help train Ukrainian military recruits."

The first group of soldiers is expected to depart Edmonton next week for a military training base in the southeastern part of the UK.

According to Anand, commander in chief of the Ukrainian armed forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi expressed his gratitude to Canada for its contributions, adding that they were much appreciated by the people of Ukraine as well.

The defence minister also announced further military aid in the form of drone cameras, armoured vehicles, de-mining equipment and satellite imagery.

"We will not only continue to support Ukraine with the skills to defend their country," she said, "but also with the equipment necessary to do so."

According to CTV News, Canadian troops in the UK will work alongside their British, Dutch, and Kiwi counterparts to train Ukrainians on "the basics of soldiering."

The initial training period is set to last four months, wherein Ukrainian recruits will learn skills such as how to use their weapons, perform first aid, and navigate the battlefield.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
N/A by N/A is licensed under N/A

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me in September

We will use this to send you a single email in September 2020. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2022 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy