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EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs "green light" training for Ukrainian military

Monday, 14 November 2022, 19:06
EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs green light training for Ukrainian military

On Monday, 14 November, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU member states made a decision about the start of the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Source: European Pravda, quoting Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Quote: "We are united in our support of Ukraine. The best proof of that is that today, we launched the EU Military Assistance Mission with the purpose of training at least 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers. It has been decided, it has been agreed, it has been implemented in record time. I hope that it will start working by the end of this month", Borrell stated.


Earlier, DPA, the German Press Agency, learned that the mission was confirmed by its sources.  

Plans are for a first group of nearly 15,000 Ukrainian military personnel to undergo training in Germany, Poland and other EU countries.

The decision about the training mission was made at the meeting of the EU member states’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, as reported by the DPA’s sources.


It is expected that a brigade of up to 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers may undergo training within the next few months in Germany. The number of personnel will depend first and foremost on the number of soldiers Ukraine will be able to send for training during the war.

Operational Command of the EU training mission for training the Ukrainian soldiers in Germany will be headed by Andreas Marlow, a lieutenant general in the Bundeswehr [the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany].

Borrell stated that the training mission will come into force in a few weeks. He also reported that many countries expressed the desire to take part in the mission, so about 50,000 Ukrainian military personnel may undergo training. 

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