The Defense Ministry of Canada sent 200 military instructors to Ukraine that will be training Ukrainian soldiers. This was announced by the Defense Minister of Canada Harjit Singh Sajjan, reports Ukrinform.
These instructors will replace the trainers who currently train Ukrainian officers on Yavorivskyi and Kamianets-Podilskyi proving grounds, according to Harjit Sajjan.
“In cooperation with our allies, Canada is proud to be helping Ukraine and its compliance with obligation to conduct this important training mission,” Sajjan added.
Earlier it was reported that Canada will send troops to Ukraine for training. 200 Edmonton soldiers were ready to deploy to Ukraine.
Canada, Britain and the United States have had military trainers in Ukraine since the summer of 2015, after Russia annexed Crimea and began supporting separatist forces in Ukraine's Donbas region.
The Canadians have taught about 2,600 Ukrainian troops the basics of soldiering, such as how to use their weapons and move as a unit, plus more advanced skills, such as bomb disposal and medical training.
Ukrainian and Canadian officials say those skills have been desperately needed given the amount of support Russia has provided to the rebels operating in the Donbas.