UK Defence Secretary announces extension of training mission to Ukraine

05.11.19
UK Defence Secretary announces extension of training mission to Ukraine

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the UK will be extending its training mission to Ukraine by three years to March 2023.
My recent visit to the Donbas region made clear not only the costs inflicted by Russian-backed separatists, but also the resolve the Ukrainian Armed Forces have demonstrated in defending their territorial integrity.

That is why we are extending our training mission to Ukraine for another three years – so we may train thousands more Ukrainian personnel and continue to make a difference.

Operation Orbital, the UK’s training mission to Ukraine, was established following the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, in a demonstration of our unwavering support to Ukraine. UK personnel have now trained over 17,500 members of the Ukrainian armed forces since the start of Operation Orbital in 2015.


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