Iceland has joined a UK-led training programme for Ukrainian soldiers. The programme aims to train trainers in combat medicine so that they can pass on their knowledge to other soldiers in the field.
Experience has shown that quick and correct responses on the battlefield can greatly increase the life expectancy and prognosis of those injured in conflict. “We are proud to be able to contribute to this important training mission, which hopefully can decrease the number of casualties caused by Russia's war of aggression,” says Foreign Minister Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir.
The training takes place in the United Kingdom and instructors from the Greater Reykjavik District Fire and Rescue Service, who have special training as paramedics, participate in the programme on behalf of Iceland.