Canada to send 40 military engineers to Poland | War in Ukraine

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Canada to send 40 military engineers to Poland | War in Ukraine

Defense Minister Anita Anand at a press conference.

Canada's Defense Minister Anita Anand was in Poland on Tuesday to discuss defense cooperation with her counterpart.

During this bilateral meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak, the ministers signed a memorandum of understanding which touches on the training and collaboration to modernize military technology, in particular.

Minister Anand also announced that over the next few weeks, Canada will deploy approximately 40 military engineers to Poland as part of the Polish-led Operation UNIFIER to assist Ukrainian security forces in the face of the x27;Russian invasion.

The Canadian Armed Forces will also provide training in engineering, as well as in the use of explosives for demolition and mine clearance work , we explained in a press release.

This new contribution adds to the approximately 225 military trainers already working with Ukrainian forces as part of a British-led training mission.

Canada has also deployed three Hercules transport aircraft to Scotland, where they are helping to deliver supplies to Ukrainian forces.

Poland and Canada have both shown leadership in supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against unlawful and unjustifiable attacks from Russia – and the MOU and training announced today will help us strengthen the implementation of x27;an international order based on the rule of law, underlined Minister Anita Anand.

As part of this Operation UNIFIER, 33,000 Ukrainian military and security personnel received training from Canadian soldiers.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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