Sweden eager to participate in Unifier mission for military instructors in Ukraine

06.03.18 01:52
Sweden eager to participate in Unifier mission for military instructors in Ukraine

The Swedish military will participate in the mission of Canadian military instructors in Ukraine Unifier. This is reported in a press release published on Tuesday by the government office on the results of the visit of the Kingdom's Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist to Kiev.

"The Armed Forces intend to support the Unifier educational mission in Ukraine in 2018. The armed forces plan that in September the Unifier will be staffed to assist in the training of personnel, training in the handling of munitions, on environmental and gender issues, as well as basic training for the military police, mechanized units and subunits of the Marine Corps," the document says.

During his visit to Kiev on March 5, Peter Hultqvist met with Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. They discussed the situation in the field of security policy, as well as bilateral cooperation. Hultqvist also held talks with President Pyotr Poroshenko, during which the issue of a possible UN mission in Donbass was raised.

"Before Sweden can decide on possible participation in the UN mission, it is necessary to have a clear picture of the situation," Hultqvist explains in a press release.

Since 2015, within the framework of the operation of the Canadian Forces Unifier, about 200 Canadian military instructors are permanently stationed in Ukraine. They are engaged in training of soldiers and officers of the Ukrainian army at the Yavorovsky test range in the Lvov region. During this time, they have trained several thousand Ukrainian soldiers.

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