Canada to send 40 combat engineers to Poland to train Ukraine soldiers

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Canada said on Tuesday it will send 40 more combat engineers to help support Polish efforts to train Ukrainian forces, as part of its commitment to increasing military aid for Ukraine.

The Canadian Armed Forces have trained more than 33,000 Ukrainian military and security personnel since 2015, but have paused aspects of the training effort since February.

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“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,” Canada’s defense minister Anita Anand told a news conference in Warsaw.

Canadian forces have also helped the Polish military and government in supporting refugee reception centers and have helped support Britain-based training programs.

Anand said the additional 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.”

Russia rained cruise missiles on Ukrainian cities on Monday in what the United States called “horrific strikes,” killing civilians and knocking out power supplies, in its most widespread air attacks since the start of the war in February.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation” that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbor’s military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists. It has denied deliberately attacking civilians.

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