This year, the cabinet will deploy another 230 soldiers for the training of Ukrainians. Ministers Hoekstra (Foreign Affairs) Ollongren (Defense) and Schreinemacher (Foreign Trade) have written to the House of Representatives that they will contribute to the training of a total of 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers this year.
“Given the large-scale mobilizations in Russia, the training of Ukrainian soldiers is essential for Ukrainian sustainability,” the ministers write. These are training courses that focus on operating in larger formations and on command and control, planning and directing combat operations.
The courses take place in Germany. The first thirty soldiers will be deployed in April and May for a period of four weeks. The other two hundred will start in August and September, for a duration of six weeks. In addition, Dutch military personnel remain involved throughout the year in training Ukrainians in Great Britain.
A year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the cabinet, it remains important to support Kyyiv, also militarily, “unabatedly great”. A total of 2.5 billion euros has been reserved for this purpose. Tomorrow there will be a debate in the House of Representatives about support for Ukraine.
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