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Cameron: British military advisers to train Ukrainian army

Iran Press TV

Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:25PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will send military advisers to Ukraine to provide advice and training to the government troops.

Cameron said the British service personnel would be deployed in Ukraine over the next few weeks.

"Over the course of the next month we are going to be deploying British service personnel to provide advice and a range of training, from tactical intelligence to logistics to medical care, which is something else they have asked for," he was quoted by the Guardian as saying on Tuesday.

David Cameron made the comments in an address to the Commons Liaison Committee on Tuesday.

The British Defence Ministry has announced that 75 military personnel will be deployed to Ukraine from next month.

Cameron also said that Russia will face more EU sanctions if the pro-Russia fighters violate the February 12 ceasefire agreed with the Ukrainian government in Minsk.

His remarks come as pro-Russia fighters have declared that they are withdrawing heavy weapons from the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

Deadly Clashes between pro-Russian fighters and the Ukrainian government forces raged on around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve after the truce deal.

According to the United Nations, more than 5,000 people have been killed in the conflict that broke out last April.

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