EU sets up training mission so Ukraine can continue its “courageous fight”
European Union foreign ministers agreed to set up a mission to train some 15,000 Ukrainian troops from next month and to provide an extra 500 million euros worth of funding for arms deliveries to Kyiv at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. “Today, we step up our support to Ukraine to defend itself from Russia’s illegal aggression,” the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement. The mission, initially set up to last two years, will “train the Ukrainian armed forces so they can continue their courageous fight”, he added.
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