Tuesday, March 7 2017 18:21 EET
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Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine
Canada, Extends, Military, Training, Mission, Ukraine

Canada has decided to extend its Unifier training mission for the Ukrainian military until 2019. The Ambassador of Ukraine in Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, announced the decision on Twitter.

"Yes! Canada has announced the extension of the Unifier military training mission. Two years (until March 2019), about 200 military personnel," he wrote.

The Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of National Defense, Harjit Singh Sajjan, made a corroborating statement.

According to Shevchenko, the priorities of the Unifier mission will be the training of small units, demining operations, military police, medical training and logistics.

"This is a signal of solidarity with Ukraine, a message about containing Russia and evidence of Canada's leadership in solving global problems," the ambassador said.

Earlier Russia alerts military units in occupied Crimea

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