Soldiers of the XVIII Airborne Corps arrive at the European theatre in Wiesbaden, Germany. File/Reuters
Foreign ministers from the bloc's 27 members states are expected to sign off on the decisions at a meeting in Luxembourg and diplomats say the mission should become operational next month.
"It's a big first for the EU," said one European diplomat.
"We've never done a training mission of that scope."
After almost eight months of war, Ukraine's forces are making progress on the battlefield and Kyiv's western backers are keen to make sure its troops have the capacity to keep fighting.
Several EU nations — including Germany and France — are already training Ukrainians to use the modern artillery systems, missile launchers and air defences they are delivering to Kyiv.
But the EU has lagged behind in providing large-scale training to help the country's military face off against Russia's invading forces.
Ukrainian soldiers take up positions in the Donetsk region, Ukraine. File/AP
The United States, Canada and Britain have already been training thousands of troops.
London is aiming to train 10,000 within this year and looking to more than double that next year.
The final details of the European training are still being hammered out.
But an official said the plan is initially to provide basic training to 12,000 soldiers and specialised instruction to 2,800 more.
Ukraine's neighbour Poland is due to serve as the main hub for the mission.
"It is the way out for the Ukrainians and way back in," said one European diplomat.
Germany is also set to be a key staging post for training.
Programmes currently run by individual member states are set to continue and could be incorporated in the EU mission later.
"Everyone in the EU will do what they can do in correspondence to the needs of Ukrainians," the diplomat said.
The diplomat said a budget of some 60 million euros per year was foreseen.
The exact amount should be agreed on Monday, along with a new tranche of 500 million euros ($486 million) in EU central funding to help cover the costs of arms sent to Ukraine.
EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said on Tuesday during a visit to Kyiv that the European Union, together with partners, was exploring ways to increase help for Ukraine's energy sector.
In February, the European Union restricted visas in certain categories for Russians linked to the Kremlin, including for officials, diplomatic passport holders and company bosses. But tourist visas were still permitted.
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