EU launches program to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops
Up to 15 thousand Ukrainian troops will be trained (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine/Facebook)
The EU has approved the EU Military Assistance Mission (EUMAM) to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops, the Council of the European Union announced in a Twitter post on Nov. 14.
“The European Council has launched the EU Military Assistance Mission, EUMAM, to support Ukraine in Russia’s ongoing war of aggression,” the message said.
The program envisages up to 15,000 Ukrainian military personnel being trained at facilities across the bloc.
On Oct. 17, the EU Council proposed the creation of a military training mission to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as the country defends against the Russian invasion.
The mission will operate on the territory of EU member states with its HQ in Brussels, Belgium, commanded by director of the EU Center for Military Planning and Operations, Vice Admiral Hervé Blezhan.
The mandate of the mission will initially last two years, with a $106 million budget.
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