Starting from October 5, US instructors will be training Ukrainian KORD unit, said Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister, after a visit to the Ukrainian National Guard’s Staroye training center in the Kiev region.

“Under a deal we reached with the US SWAT team and Texas rangers, they will come to Ukraine and train a team of our volunteers,” said Avakov.

KORD will accept volunteers who have previous combat experience and military service with special forces units, reports UNIAN.

According to Alexander Turchinov, National Defense and Security Secretary, selection criteria for joining KORD unit will be very stringent.