Military instructors of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are returning to Ukraine to train soldiers after Canada was forced to reduce the number of Operation UNIFIER personnel in Ukraine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“CAF soldiers will be arriving in Ukraine mid-June to resume training in support of the Security Forces of Ukraine. Members will isolate for a period of 14 days before joining the mission to protect the force in the COVID-19 environment,” the CAF posted on Twitter.
At the end of March, the Canadian government said it would reduce the number of Operation UNIFIER personnel in Ukraine from 200 to 60 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. All training activities of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ukraine were suspended due to the spread of COVID-19.
Canada sends a group of about 200 CAF members to Ukraine every six months.