Dutch troops to help train Ukrainian troops in Poland and Germany
The Netherlands will send 50 to 100 soldiers to take part in the training of Ukrainian soldiers in Poland and Germany, the country’s defence minister announced on Wednesday.
The Dutch soldiers will join the European Union Military Assistance Mission (EUMAM).
Kajsa Ollongren said: "Our soldiers will train Ukrainians in the fields of medical assistance and removal of explosives."
She added that Dutch experts would also share their knowledge of weapons systems.
Ollongren said that the dates of the training exercises were not yet known, but said that the intention of EUMAM was to provide 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers with basic and specialised military training.
Last month, the European Union agreed to create EUMAM with its primary goal being the training of the armed forces of Ukraine in the EU Member States.
Currently, 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers are also being trained in Great Britain