A group of 30 Edmonton soldiers has left for Ukraine to be a part of Operation Unifier.
They’re part of a group of 200 soldiers from Western Canada that will relieve their counterparts from Quebec, who have been in Ukraine for about a year.
Unifier is a joint-support mission between the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Canadian soldiers will support Ukrainian forces through capacity building.
During the training mission, the 3rd Canadian Division forces will be working with Ukrainian troops on marksmanship, communication, survival and ethics training.
It is a strictly non-combat operation.
The 3rd Canadian Division is responsible for all army administration and operations in western Canada and is headquartered in Edmonton.