A group of 30 Edmonton soldiers left for Ukraine on Thursday, to be a part of operation Unifier.
It’s a training mission, the 3rd Canadian Division forces will be working with Ukranian troops on marksmanship and weapons training, moving, communication, survival, and ethics training.
The operation is strictly non-combat, and a win-win, according to Captain Derek Reid.
“It’s really a partnership, where we can learn a lot from them. We definitely have different experiences in our two militaries, and this is a great chance to share those lessons learned, and really improve.”
Canadian troops have been there for about a year, and it’s been going smoothly so far.
“They’re doing well, and I think we’ve hit a pretty good, steady state where we’re able to train up a lot of Ukranian forces.”
They’re a part of a group of 200 soldiers from Western Canada that will relieve their counterparts from Quebec that are there right now. (kdr)