European Union, the decision to train the armed forces of Ukraine
The European Union has decided to train Ukraine’s armed forces in its aid mission.
After more than eight months of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the European Union has decided to launch a military assistance mission for Ukrainian soldiers, foreign media reported.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters in Brussels yesterday that the mission is a direct response to Ukraine’s request for support.
“This is a major effort to renew, strengthen, increase the capacity of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Borel said, adding that he would be operational in less than three months.
The mission will be headed by French Vice-Admiral Hervé Beljean, and EU defense ministers have agreed to allocate $16.5 million in aid for the training of Ukrainian forces.