Defense Minister: Ukraine Can Count on Canada’s Support
The Canadian military is involved in the UNIFIER training mission in Ukraine
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Canada continues to consistently condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and support the people of Ukraine, said the Canadian Defense Minister, Harjit S. Sajjan, Ukrinform reports.
“We continue to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. The people of Ukraine can count on long-lasting friendship and support of Canada,” Sajjan said.
The Canadian military is involved in the UNIFIER training mission in Ukraine.
Operation UNIFIER is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission to support the Security Forces of Ukraine. The operation’s focus is to assist with training the security force.
Canada sends a group of about 200 CAF servicemen to Ukraine every six months. They will be here until the end of March 2019.
“I’d like to emphasize that our government strongly supports Ukrainians and the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the minister said.
Canada “stands in defense of international peace and stability,” Sajjan added. “Together with our allies and partners, we stand side by side for a better and more secure future.”