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EUMAM-UA. EUROPEAN UNION MILITARY ASSISTANCE MISION IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE

Training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on national territory.
Operation EU Military Assistance to Ukraine (EUMAM UA)

Following the start of the Russian Federation's offensive on Ukraine on 24 February 2022, in addition to the measures adopted by NATO to reinforce Collective Defence, various international initiatives were launched to materialise the transfer of equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as training and instruction in its use.

The appearance of the Minister of Defence in her speech on 9 March 2022 before the Defence Committee of the Congress of Deputies endorsed the activities of planning and execution of support to Ukraine, at the national level, which have been carried out since the beginning of the crisis, fundamentally through the sending of armaments, material and equipment, medical assistance to Ukraine, and the provision of medical assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, material and equipment, medical assistance to wounded Ukrainians and the training of Ukrainian personnel on national territory, always in accordance with the requests made by the Ukrainian Armed Forces through the different channels of communication that both the international community and our nation have established with that country.

On 30 August 2022, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence wrote to EU Defence Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council in Prague requesting support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Following the letter, the High Representative suggested the establishment of an EU Military Assistance Mission. On 6 September, the Political and Security Committee (PSC) tasked the EU External Action Service (EEAS) with establishing a non-executive CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine. Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1968 for the establishment of a Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine was endorsed on 17 October.

In line with the above, the Spanish Armed Forces carry out training activities for Ukrainian personnel on national territory. To fulfil this mission, the Toledo Training Coordination Center (TTCC) was created to develop a training programme dedicated to training different rotations of Ukrainian military personnel.

The TTCC consists of a Headquarters in Burgos, on which the Combat Training Unit (UFC) in Toledo (which is permanent and carries out both basic training and different specific courses) and the Training Modules (TM), which are activated to provide instruction in the specialities that are requested. These courses take place in the facilities that the Armies and the Navy have in various locations throughout Spain.

Under the direction of the Operations Command, to which it reports organically, the TTCC coordinates its activities with different international structures, not only at the level of the European Union, as in the case of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC), with which it is functionally related, but also in the framework of multinational agreements.

Operation EU Military Assistance to Ukraine (EUMAM UA)

The Armed Forces develop training activities for Ukrainian personnel on national territory. In order to fulfill this mission, the Toledo Training Coordination Center (TTCC) has been created, which develops a training program dedicated to train Ukrainian military rotations every two months, so that they can put into practice the knowledge acquired upon their return to Ukraine

Depending on Ukraine's training needs, the activation of the necessary support will be assessed.

2022

  • November 13th. First contingent of Ukrainian personnel arrives to Spain for training at the Toledo Training Coordination Center (TTCC).

EMAD PRESS RELEASES ON OPERATION EUMAM-UA

  • Práctica combate en población

    El ‘Toledo Training Coordination Center’ ha instruido ya a más de 4.000 militares ucranianos en España

    El ‘Toledo Training Coordination Center’ ha instruido ya a más de 4.000 militares ucranianos en España

    2024/04/19

    En Burgos

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  • The General Director of the TTCC with an instructor

    The General Director of the 'Toledo Training Coordination Centre' visits the Combat Training Unit in Toledo.

    The General Director of the 'Toledo Training Coordination Centre' visits the Combat Training Unit in Toledo.

    2024/04/18

    Toledo

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  • Shooting drills in urban combat.

    “Tercio de Armada” successfully completes the training of a new contingent of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    “Tercio de Armada” successfully completes the training of a new contingent of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    2024/04/10

    In San Fernando, Cádiz

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  • Trainees of the maintenance module NASAMS

    The 'Toledo Training Coordination Centre' instructs for the first time Ukrainian military personnel in the maintenance of the Nasams anti-aircraft missile system.

    The 'Toledo Training Coordination Centre' instructs for the first time Ukrainian military personnel in the maintenance of the Nasams anti-aircraft missile system.

    2024/03/21

    Cartagena, Murcia

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  • Physical training of Ukrainian military personnel

    ‘Tercio de Armada’ launches a new training module of the 'Toledo Training Coordination Center' for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    ‘Tercio de Armada’ launches a new training module of the 'Toledo Training Coordination Center' for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    2024/03/06

    In San Fernando, Cádiz

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  • Course closure

    The Marine Infantry School 'General Albacete y Fuster' closes the VII Module of Tactical Planning of Land Operations for personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The Marine Infantry School 'General Albacete y Fuster' closes the VII Module of Tactical Planning of Land Operations for personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    2024/03/06

    In Cartagena, Murcia

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  • Closing ceremony of the course given by Guardia Civil

    Successful completion of eight training modules for Ukrainian military personnel conducted by the 'Toledo Training Coordination Center'.

    Successful completion of eight training modules for Ukrainian military personnel conducted by the 'Toledo Training Coordination Center'.

    2024/03/01

    In Burgos

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  • Spanish instructors

    The Navy trains Ukrainian soldiers in the first maritime demining module of the Toledo Training Coordination Centre

    The Navy trains Ukrainian soldiers in the first maritime demining module of the Toledo Training Coordination Centre

    2024/02/22

    Cartagena, Murcia

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  • Theory class at the Logroño training center

    The Civil Guard begins training of Ukrainian military personnel in the European Union's Support Mission to Ukraine

    The Civil Guard begins training of Ukrainian military personnel in the European Union's Support Mission to Ukraine

    2024/02/21

    Logroño

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  • Shooting practice on the manoeuvring range.

    The XIII Basic Military Training Module given by the “Tercio de Armada” to Ukrainian soldiers of the Toledo Training Coordination Centre concludes

    The XIII Basic Military Training Module given by the “Tercio de Armada” to Ukrainian soldiers of the Toledo Training Coordination Centre concludes

    2024/02/16

    San Fernando, Cádiz

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