OTTAWA: Canada will send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, the government announced Tuesday.
Alongside British and US troops, a statement said, the Canadian will help Ukraine “in its efforts to maintain sovereignty, security and stability in the face of Russian aggression.”
The deployment will start this summer and run until March 31, 2017.
The training is to include explosive ordnance disposal, military police tactics, field medicine, flight safety and logistics.
Canada will also provide individual and unit tactics training to Ukrainian soldiers.
This is to take place at a NATO facility in Yavoriv in western Ukraine close to the Polish border, as well as at the Ukrainian defense ministry’s demining centre in Kamyanets-Podilsky in western Ukraine.