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New Zealand To Deploy Troops For Ukraine

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces the deployment of 120 New Zealand troops to train Ukrainian forces.

New Zealand is sending 120 military personnel to Britain to help train Ukrainians in front-line combat, the government said on 15th August, Monday. A further 120 New Zealand soldiers will deploy to the United Kingdom to train Ukrainian soldiers for frontline fighting against Russian troops. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the deployment on Monday afternoon, at her weekly press conference. Two infantry training teams will assist with the training of 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in weapons handling, first aid and military law. The soldiers will leave for the United Kingdom in the coming three weeks and return at the end of November. They will not enter Ukraine.

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