The EU plans to train snipers and sappers for the Ukrainian army, the media write

Ukrainian soldiers. Archive photo

The EU intends to offer to Ukraine in the framework of the future European training mission to prepare snipers, sappers and officers for the Ukrainian military, the document says that, according to the Agency Bloomberg, were sent to the representatives of the EU member States foreign service.

It is also reported that such a request to the EU earlier asked the Ukrainian military.

“After consultation with the Armed forces of Ukraine and consultation with partners, including the United States and Britain, one or more of these tasks can be supported by this training mission,” the document reads.

Before the start of Russia’s special operation of the European Union discussed the possibility of creating a training mission for the Ukrainian military.

Last week, the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell told reporters that such a mission can be accommodated on the territory of neighboring Ukraine, the EU, and not in the territory of Ukraine itself, as originally planned.

EU February last year, has allocated a special Fund of $ 2.5 billion euros in assistance to the Ukrainian army, including the supply of arms. As recalled Borrell, some European countries have carried out training of the Ukrainian military, in particular, for the operation of the supply of Ukrainian military equipment. He said that the Ukrainian military are trained in Poland, the Czech Republic, the UK and France.

It is expected that the defense Ministers of the EU will discuss this topic at an informal meeting in Prague on Tuesday.

Russia had previously sent to NATO note due to supply arms to Ukraine. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any goods that contain weapons to Ukraine will become a legitimate target for Russia. The foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation stated that NATO countries “playing with fire” supplying arms to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov noted that the pumping arms of Ukraine from the West contributes to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative effect.