Denmark to train Ukrainian soldiers in UK -Danish government

Denmark's Defence Minister Morten Bodskov speaks ahead of a NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, February 16, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

COPENHAGEN, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Denmark will send military instructors to Britain to help train Ukrainian soldiers and also offer to train Ukrainian officers on its soil, the Danish defence ministry said on Wednesday.

The announcement preceded a conference in Copenhagen on Thursday when British, Danish and Ukrainian defence ministers are expected to discuss long-term support for Ukraine, including military training, mine clearance and weapons supplies.

"Denmark will support a British-led training project with 130 Danish soldiers and at the same time offer to train Ukrainian soldiers in Denmark," a ministry statement said.

The instructors will provide basic military training, including urban combat and tactical operations, of Ukrainian soldiers with zero to limited military experience, Defence Minister Morten Bodskov told the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Denmark has contributed to both British and Canadian training missions in Ukraine since 2015 and provided weapons and cyber security support to Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbour in February, the ministry said.

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