Fifty Canadian military instructors arrived in Ukraine to participate in UNIFIER

Fifty Canadian military instructors arrived in Ukraine to participate in UNIFIER

Fifty additional Canadian soldiers arrived in Ukraine to participate in the UNIFIER military training mission.

Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk informed this on Twitter.

"We are strengthening our Canadian presence - 50 additional military servicemen arrived in the UNIFIER mission. We support the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in its efforts to maintain Ukraine's sovereignty, security and stability," the ambassador wrote.

Head of the Canadian military training mission in Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Kristopher Reeves noted on Twitter that "approx. 50 additional @CanadianForces members arrived in #Ukraine this morning making this the largest #OpUNIFIER contingent since the start of the mission to help train and mentor the #Ukrainian military in its efforts to maintain #sovereignty, #Security & #Stability."

In March 2017, the Government of Canada announced its decision to extend the UNIFIER military training mission for two years, until March 31, 2019.

Operation UNIFIER is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission to support Ukrainian armed forces in Ukraine.


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