EU sets up military assistance mission to further support Ukrainian Army
October 17, 2022

EU sets up military assistance mission to further support Ukrainian Army

The EU Foreign Affairs Council today agreed to set up a Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine).

The aim of the mission is to enhance the military capability of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. This support will help the Ukrainian Army to effectively conduct military operations, defend its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, effectively exercise its sovereignty and protect civilians.

EUMAM Ukraine will provide individual, collective and specialised training to Ukraine’s Armed Forces, including to their Territorial Defence Forces, and coordination and synchronisation of EU member states’ activities supporting the delivery of training.

The mission will operate in the territory of EU member states and will have its operational headquarters at the EEAS in Brussels to ensure overall coordination at a strategic level. Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean, the Director of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) within the EEAS, will be the Mission Commander.

The mission’s mandate will initially last two years. The financial reference amount for this period will be €106,7 million.

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