New Zealand will deploy an extra 30 defense force personnel to the UK to train Ukrainian soldiers
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on May 23, 2022, that her country would deploy an extra 30 defense force personnel to the United Kingdom to support the training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“The soldiers will be stationed in the United Kingdom until the end of July,” Ardern said. “They will train Ukrainian soldiers on how to use the L-119 light gun.”
The troops, training ammunition, and surplus equipment, including aiming systems, will be moved in an airlift coordinated by the UK.
This follows a previous deployment of 66 New Zealand defense force personnel in April 2022, along with a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules.