EU defense ministers in Brussels have agreed on Wednesday to train an additional 20,000 military personnel for the Ukrainian army.
Head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell said at a press conference that EU officials have nearly completed training almost 40,000 soldiers.
The EU have agreed to add another 20,000 soldiers to this number, so a total of 60,000 soldiers will be trained, this number will be reached by the end of the summer.
The EU Council decided in November last year to provide additional funding of €194 million for training Ukrainian forces.
They said in a statement, “Such support will be granted through the European Peace Facility (EPF) and take the form of necessary lethal and non-lethal equipment and supplies, as well as services to back the training activities.
“The financial amount is increased by €194 million totalling €255 million.”
They emphasised this decision is to “continue supporting the capacity building of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by EUMAM, based on Ukrainian needs and taking into account the increasing scope and complexity of the training curriculum.”