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Britain begins training Ukrainian soldiers

British military personnel have begun training members of the Ukrainian army fighting pro-Russian rebels, the BBC has learned.

The 35 trainers working in the southern city of Mykolaiv will spend about two months training forces engaged in battles in eastern Ukraine in medicine and defensive tactics, and supplying non-lethal equipment.

It is the first time a Western nation has conducted a long-term military training programme in Ukraine since its war against pro-Russian rebels began last year.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 19 Mar 2015
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