The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper can announce the direction to Ukraine more than 100 soldiers of the country to participate in the ongoing US-led education program of the Ukrainian army, informs journal citing a source in the defense Ministry of the country.
Canada can join the mission in the middle of may, stresses the magazine. It is assumed that the vast majority of canadian soldiers will be stationed in the NATO training center in the Ukrainian town of Yavoriv. How long is the training program for Ukrainian soldiers, not reported.
first canadian television channel referring to a source in the government reported that Canada wants in the coming months to send to Ukraine of its soldiers. According to TV channel, the canadian military will not be involved in conducting law enforcement operations. The number of soldiers and the dates of their stay in Ukraine was not called.
according to Globe and Mail, the Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the defense Ministry of the country Jason Kenny have plans to announce on sending canadian soldiers to the headquarters of the Ministry of defence on Tuesday. As expected, Canada will offer expert assistance to Ukraine in neutralizing mines and homemade bombs, mines and other devices. A new mission may also include training in logistics and military police, emphasizes the print edition.
first of Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren reported that American instructors who will teach the national guard soldiers will arrive to Ukraine in April. Training three battalions of the national guard will be part of about 290 soldiers of the 173rd airborne brigade of the United States, which is based in the Italian city of Vicenza. Training will take place in the Yavoriv training center in Lviv region.