The measures are anticipated to be approved by the 27 foreign ministers of the union at a conference in Luxembourg, and according to officials, the mission should start operations next month.
When the European Union’s foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday, they are anticipated to agree on a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers starting in the next month as well as an additional 500 million euros in funding for armament shipments to Kiev.
The ministers are also set to impose more sanctions on Iran in response to Teheran’s most recent crackdown on protestors and to reevaluate the EU’s relations with China, opening the door for a possibly more aggressive posture toward Beijing.
The military training will begin in mid-November, according to two top EU officials, and will take place on EU soil in two hubs, one in Poland and the other in Germany.
Several EU nations have already trained Ukrainian soldiers on how to use particular weaponry, and this will continue.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Kyiv has received financial and, in a first for the Union, military help from the European Union.