It is planned to spend 200 million euros on training. So far, 34,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained to serve on the front line. The EU countries will quadruple their spending on training Ukrainian soldiers to fight against Russia. It is planned to spend 200 million euros on training.
So far, 34,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained to serve on the front line. Thus, the EU has become the largest organizer of training for the Ukrainian military. At a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, stressed that with the onset of winter, Ukraine will need even more support from the EU.
Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs:
- I know we have to do everything more and faster, because Putin will surely take advantage of winter to continue terrorizing Ukrainian civilians and strike at its energy infrastructure.
Residents in Ukraine’s frontline areas are preparing for Russian strikes and setting up underground assembly points that will provide them with basic necessities like water, heat and electricity.
In one of the basements in the town of Huliaipole, residents can get free food, wash clothes, take a shower or simply relax and watch a film in a heated room.
Meanwhile, the wife of Ukraine’s military intelligence chief was poisoned and is now being treated in hospital.
Marianna Budanova’s husband Kyrylo Budanov heads the Main Directorate of Intelligence, which has been actively involved in covert operations against Russian forces since the invasion of Ukraine in 2022.