New turn of events have occurred and Poland together with UK will send military advisers and Intel military personnel to Ukraine in order to help train the country’s army troops. It is said that in March the final decision will be made on the number of military personnel to be sent, it is expected to be just below hundred. Poland as a country has been a firm ally of Ukraine in the latest conflicts with many visits of President Petro Poroshenko to Warsaw. The Polish ministry of defense has said they intend to send Polish army instructors in order to support the training of Ukrainian no”The defense ministry intends to send Polish instructors to support the training of non-commissioned officers in Ukrainian army. ” Boguslaw Pacek, adviser of Defence ministry told Reuters that their decision comes in the wake of move by British Prime Minister David Cameron that decided to send military advisers to Ukraine and such a move has been well perceived by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, who later said “playing the right tune on Ukraine” with his decision to send military personnel to the war-torn country, which was reported by the Polish press agency and WarsawTimes.
Polish 6 Airborne Brigade soldiers check their weapons as they participate in training exercises with paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Land Forces Training Centre in Oleszno near Drawsko Pomorskie. (Reuters / Kacper Pempel)
Uk however still ruled out sending lethal aid to Kiev as Cameron said, even thought it was requested numerous times by Ukrainian President Poroshenko in the hot talks in Belarussian capital Minsk, which looked to try and bring an end the conflict. British PM Cameron said the military support given by the United Kingdom would be provided “well away from the area of conflict,” adding that the purpose of aid would be to improve Ukraine’s tactical advantage to make it on level with Russian rebel forces.
Photos via (Reuters / Kacper Pempel)