Canadian Troops have been training both the Ukrainian (and Latvian) military forces for years. Methinks they are justified in being proud of the results? Now like nervous parents they must watch from a distance.
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Canadian military trainers deal with mixed emotions as Ukrainians defend from Russia
Lee Berthiaume The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:08PM EST
OTTAWA – Lt.-Col. Sarah Heer says it is absolutely “excruciating” watching from afar as friends and comrades that she helped train in the Ukrainian military a year ago are now forced to fight for their country.
Heer finished her run as commander of Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine last winter and is now back in Canada. But despite the physical distance, the conflict feels very close for her and hundreds of other Canadian soldiers who have served there in recent years.
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The federal government is ramping up its military presence in the Baltics as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.
OT - A ‘bunch’ (precise unit of measure?) of British soldiers went AWOL to join the Ukrainian fighters.