Denmark to train Ukrainian soldiers in UK – Danish Government

Danish Defense Minister Morten Bodskov speaks ahead of a NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium February 16, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

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COPENHAGEN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Denmark will send military instructors to Britain to help train Ukrainian soldiers and will also offer to train Ukrainian officers on its soil, the Danish defense ministry said on Wednesday.

The announcement came ahead of a conference in Copenhagen on Thursday where British, Danish and Ukrainian defense ministers are expected to discuss long-term support for Ukraine, including military training, mine clearance and arms supply .

“Denmark will support a British-led training project with 130 Danish soldiers and at the same time offer to train Ukrainian soldiers in Denmark,” a ministry statement said.

The instructors will provide basic military training, including urban combat and tactical operations, to Ukrainian soldiers with zero to limited military experience, Defense Minister Morten Bodskov told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

Denmark has contributed to British and Canadian training missions in Ukraine since 2015 and has provided arms and cybersecurity support to Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbor in February, the ministry said.

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