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BERLIN – Member states of the European Union have agreed to hold training for up to 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers as soon as possible, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Monday.

Poland will receive EU funding to set up the headquarters of the plan, part of which will be implemented in other EU countries, according to the plan, whose final details will be negotiated in Brussels next week, Spiegel said. Added citing sources.

Germany plans to provide military training at combat simulation centers, and Ukrainian engineers, medics and other professionals will also be trained in the country, the magazine said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in August that Berlin would train Ukrainian soldiers, and that Denmark would support a British-led training project for 130 troops.

Germany’s defense ministry said Germany is in close contact with EU partners on EU training missions.

A ministry spokeswoman said on Monday that “results are expected soon, but not expected.”Reuters EU to train up to 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers: Spiegel

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