CORRECTION: Canadian Forces special operations members are training Ukrainians on the ground in Ukraine. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated they would be assisting with the training plan announced on Thursday that will see regular force members working in the U.K. Global News regrets this error.
Elite Canadian operators from the Canadian Special Operations Command are training Ukrainians on the ground in Ukraine, multiple sources tell Global News.
Sources told Global News the members from the Canadian Special Operations Command are also facilitating weapons and equipment delivery.
Global News is not identifying which units are involved due to operational security concerns.
The news comes after Defence Minister Anita Anand had announced plans to have regular Canadian Forces members deploy to the U.K. as part of a plan to specifically train Ukrainian recruits, describing it as a fulfilment of the pledge the Canadian government made when it paused the Operation Unifier training mission in Ukraine shortly ahead of the Russian invasion earlier this year.