Canada to deploy 40 Combat Engineers in Poland to train Ukrainian Forces, says Defense Minister Anita Anand.
by The Canadian Parvasi
Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand declared in a press conference in Warsaw on Tuesday that Canada intends to deploy 40 Combat Engineers in Poland to help aid the Polish forces to train Ukrainian soldiers.
This is not the first of such an association for Canada, as it had successfully trained more than 330,000 Ukrainians in a project started in 2015. The project was brought to a halt in February of this year.
“Today, I am announcing that in the coming weeks, Canada will deploy approximately 40 combat engineers to Poland to help Polish Forces train Ukrainian sappers on engineer reconnaissance, explosives, mining and de-mining,” said Defence Minister Anita Anand in the press conference, accompanied by the Polish Mariusz Blaszczak
Anand added that the training “will complement Canadian training of new Ukrainian recruits in the United Kingdom, and Canadian training of Ukrainian personnel on the use of the M777 howitzers that we donated to Ukraine.”
Canada and Poland are leaders in supporting Ukraine. Today, I announced our plans to do more. We are deploying approximately 40 @CanadianForces combat engineers to Poland to train Ukrainian personnel on engineer reconnaissance, explosives, and de-mining under Operation UNIFIER. pic.twitter.com/U6xpDJEgYn
— Anita Anand (@AnitaAnandMP) October 11, 2022
Russia has been staging large military operations, with the air attacks it launched on Monday and Tuesday being the biggest of the entire conflict.
Both the Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, and Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, have condemned Russia’s attacks on its neighbour regarding these attacks as “abhorrent.”
Russia, on the other hand, has gone on record to state that they have no intention of occupying territory and that they are conducting military operations to weaken Ukraine’s Military efforts.