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 Canadian instructors start training servicemen of Ukrainian military police. PHOTOS

The opening ceremony for the training was held in the International Center for Peace and Security of Hetman Sahaidachnyi National Academy of Land Forces on Sept. 5.

The ceremony was attended by deputy head of the Main Department of the Military Police of Ukraine Colonel Vasyl Maksymenko, the team of the Canadian instructors hailing from the Military police of the Land Forces of Canada, and the training participants, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Defense Ministry.

As noted by Maksymenko, the efforts aimed at bringing Ukraine's military police in line with NATO standards have lasted for two years now.

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According to the officer, the soldiers will be trained in tactical med, discriminating use of force, pre-trial investigation, and tactical and special actions by personnel within a platoon and a detachment.

In his turn, Canadian instructor Major Watson stressed that the training course is based on the Canadian experience.

Watson said the skills Ukrainian servicemen will gain during the training might be used at the anti-terrorist operation in the east of Ukraine. The classes will also cover some aspects of troops redeployment, support and protection of troops during combat or peacekeeping missions, and communication with POWs.

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The training for the military police of Ukraine will continue way beyond the current session. Next year, three 3-months sessions are planned to be held in the west of Ukraine, training up to 60 servicemen each.
 
 
 
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