Canada Announces Over $360 Million in New Military Aid to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Canada Announces Over $360 Million in New Military Aid to Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged an additional 500 million Canadian dollars (over $360 million USD) in military support to Ukraine during a recent meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

This announcement comes amid heightened tensions and continued Russian aggression.

Key Details:

  1. Support Amidst Crisis:

    • Trudeau and Zelenskyy condemned the recent Russian missile attack on Ukraine, including the targeted strike on the children's hospital "Okhmatdyt".
    • Trudeau assured medical support for those affected by the attack.
  2. Military Aid Package:

    • The new aid package includes 500 million Canadian dollars dedicated to military support.
    • This funding aims to bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities amidst ongoing conflicts.
  3. Expressions of Gratitude:

    • President Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude for Canada's continued support, emphasizing the critical impact this aid has on Ukrainian forces.
    • "This will strengthen our heroes on the battlefield," Zelenskyy stated.
  4. Training and Cooperation:

    • The leaders discussed the expansion of training missions for Ukrainian pilots.
    • Potential additional training on Canadian flight simulators was explored.
    • They also considered hosting a thematic meeting in Canada based on the outcomes of the first Peace Summit.
  5. Bilateral Coordination:

    • The meeting also focused on coordinating efforts within the fighter coalition and addressing Ukraine's defense needs.

This aid package reflects Canada's ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression, reinforcing the international community's solidarity with Ukraine.

You will be interested