130 Danish soldiers will train Ukrainian colleagues
Ukraine is still in need of support in the fight against the Russian invasion, which is why Denmark is increasing the support towards military training.
Photo: Danish Ministry of Defence.
Denmark will support a British led training project with 130 Danish soldiers and simultaneously offers to train Ukrainian soldiers in Denmark. Therefor a dialog with Ukraine has been initiated regarding support in educating commanders and support to the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Force.
This is one of the initiatives that will be presented during tomorrow’s donation conference.
100 million dkk will be allocated in 2022 to the project of support in military training.
Great Danish support in military training of Ukrainian soldiers
For multiple years Denmark has provided support to the Ukrainian defence through the Peace and Stabilisation Fund concerning counseling, education and training.
Denmark has supported training activities in Ukraine since 2015 under the British led Operation Orbital. The purpose of Operation Orbital was to train Ukrainian soldiers in basic military skills and operation planning. In addition, there were also a handful of advisers, who were stationed at different strategic, operational and tactic levels. They supported with reorganization and educational development.
Furthermore, Denmark has also supported the Canadian led training mission Operation Unifier. The purpose of Operation Unifier was to train Ukrainian forces in military skills such as sanity training and shooting.
Denmark has along with allies and cooperation partners taken great responsibility to support Ukraine after Russia’s brutal invasion on February 24.
Denmark has strengthened the support to Ukraine and NATO’s increased presence in the region in the form of weapon and other equipment for use in the Ukrainian defence battle with more than 2 billion dkk.
Denmark has also supported Ukraine in the cyber defence area.