In Khmelnytskyi oblast Canadian military instructors to train Ukrainian EOD specialists

2015-09-14 12:07:00 | ID: 13460

Monday, September 14. KHMELNYTSKYI OBLAST, UKRAINE — The Canadian instructors started training the Ukrainian EOD specialists. The event is organized in the framework of the Technical Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Department of National Defence of the Canadian Armed Forces on military training in Ukraine.

“The Canadian instructors will share their experience and skills with their Ukrainian peers under the NATO standards,” Col. Volodymyr Rodikov, Chief of Mine Clearing Centre, stressed and added “Canada has been supporting Ukraine since the first days of the Russian aggression. We’re grateful for Canadian assistance. It is worth mentioning this training course is very practical for Canadian specialists as well. Our sergeants and officers will share their experience gained during the combat operations in the east of Ukraine.”

Maj. Littlechild, Chief of the Canadian Group, underlined this training course is just a part of actions on military training in Ukraine provided by the Canadian servicemen.

“Our primary task is to share NATO skills and knowledge used during combat operations. We also know the servicemen of the Mine Clearing Centre participate in ISAF, peacekeeping missions in Lebanon, Iraq, Kosovo and Liberia. Surely, we would like to know about their practical experience in the east of Ukraine, too” Maj. Littlechild stated.

Moreover, the Canadian instructors brought up-to-date equipment with them for training and presentation for the Mine Clearing Centre.