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The Netherlands will train 400 Ukrainian soldiers.

The Netherlands will train 400 Ukrainian soldiers.

The Netherlands plans to train 400 more Ukrainian soldiers this year under the Interflex program in the UK, Defense Minister Kaisa Ollongren said on Friday.

“Between January and April 2023, about 65 (Netherlands) marines will train two batches of 200 Ukrainian recruits each,” Ollongren said in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives (lower house of parliament).


In the same letter, she announced the decision of the Netherlands to send two Patriot air defense missile launchers and missiles to Kyiv.
In August 2022, the Netherlands joined the Interflex program to train and educate Ukrainian soldiers in the UK. More than 100 Dutch military personnel are currently participating in the training.

The Dutch authorities announced that in 2023 they will allocate assistance to Ukraine for 2.5 billion euros.