Community Appreciation Event for Operation Unifier – Canada’s Military Training Mission in Ukraine. October 14, 2018!
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) invites you to attend a community appreciation event in honour of CFB Shilo personnel that have served in Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine.
The event will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre (460 Munroe Avenue) in Winnipeg to demonstrate our community’s appreciation for their service and contributions to both Canada’s and Ukraine’s security. Additional event details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Operation UNIFIER is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission to support Armed Forces of Ukraine in Ukraine. The operation’s focus is to assist them with military training. This will help them improve and build their military capacity. The CAF coordinates its training with training by the U.S. and other countries that help in the same way. Military training is one part of Canada’s overall support to Ukraine.
The CAF launched Operation UNIFIER in response to requests from the Government of Ukraine. Global Affairs Canada also provides support. The intent is to help Ukraine remain sovereign, secure, and stable.
The training mission falls under a Multinational Joint Commission. This commission includes Canada, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. Canada became a member in January 2015. It co-chairs the Sub-Committee on Military Policing with Ukraine.
As of June 1, 2018, the CAF Joint Task Force-Ukraine (JTF-U) has trained more than 7680 Ukrainian soldiers. There have been 159 course serials that covered all types of training.