On February 26, 2014, by the initiative of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, thousands of Crimeans of different nationalities took to the streets to declare the integrity of Ukraine. On February 27, 2014, armed Russian invaders broke into the government buildings of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and massacres of Crimeans began.
Every year on February 26, Ukraine celebrates the Day of resistance to the Russian occupation of Crimea. On this day, after 9 years of Russian occupation of Crimea, Justin Trudeau addressed his people, Crimeans, Ukrainians, and everyone who knows what independence is.
"On Resistance day, Canada reaffirms its commitment to Ukrainians and the principles they stand for: democracy, justice and freedom. We will continue to use all available mechanisms to support Ukraine — as much as necessary. Against the backdrop of the struggle of Ukrainians for the land that is rightfully theirs, we confirm that Crimea will always be Ukraine," Justin Trudeau.
Since 2014, Canada has sent over $5 billion in aid to Ukraine, including more than $1 billion in military support.