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New Zealand to send troops to Britain to train Ukrainian soldiers


Ukrainian army servicemen. File photoMOSCOW, May 23New Zealand will send an additional 30 troops to the UK to train Ukrainian soldiers in the use of the L119 light artillery gun, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Monday. “Soldiers will be stationed in the UK until the end of July . The specific goal is to help prepare Ukrainian soldiers to use a special type of artillery that New Zealanders are very familiar with,” Ardern said after a cabinet meeting. jpg” /> The US instructor who taught the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not know how to use the Javelin, the media reported. Her speech was broadcast by the 1News TV channel. According to her, only a few countries use the L119 light guns. “New Zealand was asked specifically to provide a training team for these purposes,” Ardern said. According to her, these troops will remain in the UK until the end of their training and under no circumstances will they go to Ukraine. “We accept such requests, we fully consider them We are convinced that they are in line with our international obligations,” Ardern said. The prime minister recalled that the dispatch of 30 troops to the UK followed the dispatch of a Hercules C-130 military transport aircraft with 66 troops to Europe in April to participate in the transport of military aid to Ukraine For his part, the Chief of Staff of the New Zealand Armed Forces, Air Marshal Kevin Short, said that it is planned to prepare about 230 Ukrainian soldiers for the use of light guns. Preparation takes about a week, but more time is needed to test and get used to the soldiers on the battlefield.

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