EU to train 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers by end of 2023, reports Borrell

3 February, 01:59 PM
Josep Borrell (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

Josep Borrell (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

The European Union will train 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers by the end of the year, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported on Feb. 3, citing EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell.

The training will take place under the European Union Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM). It will be held mainly in Germany, Poland, and other member states.

“The success has been so great that now the goal is to prepare an additional 15,000by the end of the year,” Borrell said.

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“Which means 30,000 personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in total,”

He also noted that the total military aid under the European Peace Fund amounts to€3.6 billion ($4 billion).

“If we combine what the member states are doing bilaterally together with this intergovernmental fund, I think that the aid for military support has reached €12 billion ($13 billion),” Borrell noted.

“It’s not as much as the United States has allocated, but it’s still 40% of U.S. military support.”

On Jan. 23, the European Union had approved additional €500 million ($545 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

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