The British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed that the first Ukrainian soldiers have arrived in the UK for military training. 

The UK Government is providing £2.3 billion of military aid to Ukraine and included is a programme which aims to train up to 10,000 new Ukrainian recruits in the UK. In a statement, Ben Wallace, MP, said: "Training will take place on military training areas across the North East, South West and South East regions. The training will be conducted by elements from 11 Security Force Assistance Brigade. These Ukrainian soldiers will undertake courses based on the UK's basic soldier training. This includes weapons training, battlefield first aid, fieldcraft, patrol tactics and training on the Law of Armed Conflict."

"Our ambition is to increase the scale and frequency of these courses, in line with Ukrainian requirements. We are also discussing with international partners options to broaden involvement in the training programme, working constructively with countries prepared to support either by contributing trainers or providing equipment."