The foreign ministers of the European Union plan to give the green light on Monday a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers in community territory and agree on a new disbursement of 500 million euros to finance the shipment of more weapons to kyiv in the war against Russia.
The EU intends to start training Ukrainian soldiers from mid-November, in a planned mission, initially, for the next two years, explained a community source
Until the start of the mission, details will be finalized, such as military planning or which EU countries will train the Ukrainian soldiers, a task for which Spain has already offered.
The logistical device of the operation will be “complex”, as defined by another community source, since, among other aspects, an exit and entry point will have to be created on the Ukraine-Poland border through which the soldiers can cross Ukrainians to receive training and later return to the front.
The mission will be similar to those already being carried out by countries such as the United States, Poland, Germany or the Netherlands.
Meeting in Luxembourg, the EU ministers will also approve a new disbursement of 500 million euros to finance the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, under the European Peace Support Fund.
With this new disbursement, the sixth since Russia began the invasion against Ukraine on February 24, the Twenty-seven will have already approved 3,000 million euros for this purpose.
In addition, the EU foreign ministers plan to sanction those responsible for the Iranian repression against demonstrators who are protesting throughout the country for the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old girl who died on September 16 after the arrest of the Morale Police in Tehran, who considered that she was wearing the Islamic veil wrongly.
The EU has also asked to purge responsibilities and carry out an investigation into what happened.
The ministers will also address the EU’s relationship with China, just one day after the start of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party in which President Xi Jinping is scheduled to be re-elected, which represents an unprecedented third five-year term among his predecessors.
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