Prime Minister of Latvia: the country will send military instructors to Ukraine Latvian instructors will work together with Canadian ones who have been training the Ukrainian military since 2020. They “will help to strengthen the assistance provided to Ukraine,” said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins ” alt=”Latvia will send military instructors to Ukraine” />
Latvia will send instructor soldiers to Ukraine, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said, Delfi reports. The Latvian instructors will work together with the Canadian ones who are already in the country and “will help to strengthen the assistance provided to Ukraine.”
Chairman of the For Development/For! in the Seimas (unicameral parliament), Juris Puce indicated that on Tuesday, February 1, the government will consider this proposal, and the Seimas will decide on the participation of Latvian military personnel in the program to support the development of the armed forces of Ukraine, which is coordinated by Canada.
On January 20, Politico, citing sources in the US administration, reported that the US State Department approved the request of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to transfer to Ukraine some of their American-made weapons.
The next day, the defense ministers of the three Baltic countries announced that they would send Stinger man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and Javelin anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) to Ukraine. “Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are united in our commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of ongoing Russian aggression,” The heads of the Ministry of Defense said in a joint statement.
Canadian military instructors have been training the Ukrainian military since 2020, Major Amber Bino, spokeswoman for the Special Operations Forces Command, said. They will continue to be in Ukraine as part of Operation Unifier until 2025, the Canadian authorities announced earlier.
On January 18, Global News wrote that Canada had deployed part of the special forces to Ukraine, which, among other things, will help in the evacuation of Canadian diplomats in in the event of a “full-scale invasion”. Bino did not confirm this.
Last week, NATO announced the transfer of frigates and fighter jets to the countries of Eastern Europe, despite repeated denials of plans for aggression by the Kremlin. The North Atlantic Alliance will not deploy military forces in Ukraine, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
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