18:45 01 Feb 2023

EU training program for Ukrainian soldiers to double in size

Photo: General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces

The European Union wants to double the size of the existing training mission for the Armed Forces and plans to train another 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers.

This is reported by Rubryka with reference to Welt.

Several EU officials in Brussels announced that the new goal is to train 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers in EU countries. At the same time, the goal was to train about 15 thousand soldiers.

It should be noted that in November, the ministers of foreign affairs of the EU member states decided to start the training mission. At that time, it was said that initially, up to 15,000 Ukrainian military personnel should undergo training in Germany, Poland, and other EU countries.

As part of the EU mission, the Bundeswehr offers, among other things, combat training for companies and tactical training for brigade headquarters and subordinate battalion headquarters. The German proposal also includes instructor training, medical training, and weapons systems training in close cooperation with the industry.

According to the initial plans, Germany wanted to prepare a brigade of up to 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers in the first few months. The number should also depend on how many soldiers the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will be able to send for training, given the war conditions.


The US and its partners want to change the dynamics of fighting in Ukraine by training Ukrainian fighters to conduct combined arms battles using infantry, tanks, and artillery.

In addition, the first group of Ukrainian defenders who will undergo training on Marder infantry fighting vehicles recently arrived in Germany.


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