EU launches military assistance mission for Ukraine

EU launches military assistance mission for Ukraine

The European Union has launched a training mission for Ukrainian military personnel, with up to 15,000 soldiers to be trained as part of the initiative.

According to Ukrinform, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU said this on Twitter.

"The EU Council has launched the EU Military Assistance Mission to support Ukraine in Russia's ongoing war of aggression and provide training to up to 15,000 Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel. The enters into force on publication in the Official Journal," the tweet reads.

On October 17, the EU Foreign Affairs Council at a meeting in Luxembourg approved a formal decision to launch the EU Military Assistance Mission to train Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel.

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