New Zealand will increase the number of military staff deployed to train Ukrainian soldiers by a further 120 personnel.
30 personnel were deployed in May.
‘Today’s deployment of 120 New Zealand Defence Force personnel will again travel to the United Kingdom to support the training of Ukrainian armed forces infantry recruits,’ said Jacinda Ardern.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said the deployment is ‘a demonstration of our values and our independent foreign policy. Our ongoing role contributing to the international response supports Ukraine in protecting its territorial integrity and sovereignty.’