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40 Canadian military engineers will train Ukrainian forces in Poland

To train Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russia, Canada is sending 40 military engineers to Poland.

During a visit to Warsaw this morning before a planned NATO meeting in Belgium, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced the deployment.

This added contribution is in addition to the approximately 225 trainers the British are currently training Ukrainian forces.

This deployment also includes the deployment of three Hercules transport planes to Scotland, where supplies are being delivered to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia.

A Polish-led training effort aims to teach Ukrainians how to use explosives, among other things, according to the Department of National Defence.

Several Ukrainian cities were targeted by missile strikes after an explosion damaged a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. Anand's announcement follows a bomb blast that damaged an important bridge connecting Russia and Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

11 October 2022


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