Ukraine war: Canada sending 40 combat engineers to Poland

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Canada stated on Tuesday it’ll ship 40 extra combat engineers to assist assist Polish efforts to prepare Ukrainian forces, as a part of its dedication to rising navy assist for Ukraine.


The Canadian Armed Forces have skilled greater than 33,000 Ukrainian navy and safety personnel since 2015, however have paused facets of the coaching effort since February.


“Today, I’m saying that within the coming weeks, Canada will deploy roughly 40 combat engineers to Poland to assist Polish Forces prepare Ukrainian sappers on engineer reconnaissance, explosives, mining and de-mining,” Canada’s Defence Minister Anita Anand instructed a information convention in Warsaw.


Canadian forces have additionally helped the Polish navy and authorities in supporting refugee reception centres and have helped assist Britain-based coaching applications.


Anand stated the extra coaching “will complement Canadian coaching of latest Ukrainian recruits within the United Kingdom, and Canadian coaching of Ukrainian personnel on the usage of the M777 howitzers that we donated to Ukraine.”


Russia rained cruise missiles on Ukrainian cities on Monday in what the United States known as “horrific strikes,” killing civilians and knocking out energy provides, in its most widespread air assaults because the begin of the warfare in February.


Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “particular operation” that it says will not be designed to occupy territory however to destroy its southern neighbour’s navy capabilities and seize what it regards as harmful nationalists. It has denied intentionally attacking civilians.


(Reporting by Kuba Stezycki, writing by Joanna Plucinska and (*40*) Charlish; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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