Brussels has sent experts to Ukraine to study the country's needs for the deployment of an EU military training mission as Radio Liberty reported citing EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
“Ukraine has actually submitted a request for EU assistance in the professional military education (PME) sector. We created a fact-finding mission to assess the needs in this area. Discussions continue on determining the optimal way to support Ukraine in the PME sector. A more substantial analysis is needed to determine the most appropriate and effective approach to this matter," Borrell said.
According to him, the European Union will not be able to make a particular decision regarding the launch of a professional military education program during the Ukraine-EU summit.
The Associated Press noted, referring to the EU officials, that this topic will be discussed during the summit on Tuesday in Kyiv. One of the officials said that the EU's Political and Security Committee, which is responsible for common foreign policy, will return to this issue in November.
As we reported, the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit has started in Kyiv on October 12.
Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated that during the next week's EU-Ukraine summit, the sides will discuss the update of duty tariffs and quotes and Europe's energy security.
Besides, the European Union is considering the possibility of establishing its own military training mission in Ukraine.