Illinois National Guard soldiers mobilizing and deploying to Ukraine

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Members of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team are mobilizing and deploying to Ukraine.

Roughly 165 soldiers were recognized in a mobilization ceremony Saturday afternoon.

The soldiers will be part of a Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U), and will deploy in support of U.S. European Command operations. The unit will guide the Ukrainian Armed Forces as they develop the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in western Ukraine.

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