Canada, Latvia to jointly train Ukrainian soldiers starting Monday
Illustrative photo: Members of the Latvian Special Operations Unit prepare to fire mortar rounds during bilateral training with U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 10th Special Forces Group in Ādaži, Latvia, March 28, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kirsti Brooksby via U.S. Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and Latvia will jointly train Ukrainian soldiers on Latvian soil starting May 15, Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand said on Wednesday.
The training program will complement other Canadian efforts to train Ukrainian soldiers in the United Kingdom and in Poland, said Anand, speaking to reporters along side her Latvian counterpart Inara Murniece in Ottawa.
(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa)
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