Germany to train 5,000 Ukrainian troops by spring 2023, Scholz says
Olaf Scholz noted that Germany continues to supply Ukraine with weapons and other military equipment (Photo:REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)
As part of the European Union’s EUMAM Ukraine training mission, Germany plans to train a brigade of 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said during a speech at Germany’s Bundestag parliament on Oct. 20.
“Germany wants to prepare a full-fledged Ukrainian brigade numbering up to 5,000 people by spring,” the head of government said.
In addition to humanitarian and military support, $20.7 billion has been allocated to Ukraine, and in 2022 alone, Kyiv should receive financial support of $33.3 billion, Sholz said.
In addition, over the past week Germany has provided the Armed Forces of Ukraine with five additional armored recovery and evacuation vehicles and bridging systems, as well as various other types of equipment and supplies, including winter clothing.
Christine Lambrecht, German Defense Minister, also promised that by the end of this year, Ukraine will receive additional weapons, including howitzers, MLRS and anti-drone systems.
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