The training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with military instructors from Canada will begin this fall.
This was discussed during the meeting of Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and the Minister of National Defense of Canada Jason Kenney. The meeting has been held today at the International Center for Peacemaking and Safety in the Lviv region.
Currently there is preparation of the project of the Technical Agreement between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Department of National Defense of Canada to hold military training in Ukraine.
Poltorak said that the training would begin this fall and would continue for the next two years. He said that such training would give Ukrainian military an opportunity to get new knowledge, in accordance with NATO standards, and Canadian coaches would adopt Ukrainian experience that was gained during combat operations in the zone of the ATO.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in April, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada would send about 200 of its troops to the Ukraine. He said that Canadian units would take part in military exercises and train military personnel in Ukraine.