Ukraine: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st July 2022.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Chair, Defence Committee, Chair, Defence Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the announcement of 17 June 2022 that the UK will start a programme to train Ukrainian troops on British soil, whether his Department now plans to expand this training offer.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

We are working with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to provide training that meets their requirements now and into the future. We welcome the support of international partners to deepen and broaden the training programme.

As my right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary said in his statement on 5 July 2022, our ambition is to increase the scale and frequency of these courses, in line with Ukrainian requirements.

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