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CIOR´s president invited Ukrainian reserve officers to join CIOR

LCDR Ingrid Mühing 26.01.2024
“We talked about developments in the strategy for Ukraine’s victory, the current state of the million rounds of ammunition initiative and Ukraine’s needs in regards to assistance,” Minister Pevkur said. „Estonia has decided to join Operation Interflex, in which instructors from our own Defence Forces will soon be training Ukrainian soldiers in the United Kingdom,“ he added.

Lieutenant Colonel Luman gave overview about CIOR´s aims and activities to Minister Umerov and outlined importance of reserves in Ukrainian victory. He invited Ukrainian reserve officers to participate in CIOR events this year and join CIOR with their new organisation.   

Ukrainian Association of Reserve Officers and Veterans (UAROV) is a newly established organisation  with aim of strengthening the security of Ukraine and countering Russian aggression. Retired veterans and foreign instructors provide basic training for reservist. This year Ukrainian reservists are planning to take part of CIOR´s events including the Summer Congress, Language Academy, CIMIC Exercise, Military Competition and Young Reserve Officers Symposium.  

Support to Ukraine and engaging Ukrainian reserve officers into CIOR´s co-operation network is one of Estonian Presidency´s strategic aims.  Estonian Reserve Officers´Association has together with Estonian Chamber of Commerce raised over 4 million euros to support Ukraine. Among articles provided to Ukrainian Forces are 44 500 tactical first aid kits, 15 ambulances, night vision devices, generators, cold weather gear any many other items.  Ukrainian reservists will take part CIOR congress this summer and are planning to join CIOR in near future.

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