Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a number of assist measures for Ukraine, together with army, financial and humanitarian help, whereas additionally pledging a further present of diplomatic backing by way of steps meant to punish Russia over the battle.
“We’re persevering with to impose prices on Russia and guaranteeing that these answerable for this unlawful, unjustifiable invasion don’t profit from it,” Trudeau mentioned Friday throughout a joint information convention with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ottawa, the Canadian capital.
Zelenskyy additionally addressed Canada’s Parliament on Friday. He flew into Ottawa late Thursday after conferences with U.S. President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Washington. He spoke on the U.N. Basic Meeting on Wednesday.
Canada and Ukraine agreed to ascertain a working group with G7 companions to check seizure and forfeiture of Russian belongings, together with from the Russian Central Financial institution, Trudeau mentioned.
Canada additionally added 63 Russian people and entities to the nation’s sanctions listing, together with “these complicit within the kidnapping of youngsters and the spreading of disinformation,” Trudeau mentioned.
Canada’s pledge to face with Ukraine will embrace $650 million in new army help over the subsequent three years, Trudeau mentioned.
Canada will present Ukraine with 50 armored autos, together with armored medical evacuation autos inbuilt London, Ontario. Pilot and upkeep instructors for F-16 fighter jets, assist for Leopard 2 battle tank upkeep, 35 drones with high-resolution cameras, gentle autos and ammunition are a part of the meant assist package deal, Trudeau mentioned.
The multiyear assist additionally will embrace a monetary contribution to a U.Okay.-led consortium delivering air protection tools to Ukraine, Trudeau mentioned.
Canada’s financial assist will proceed into the 2024 fiscal 12 months, whereas the governments even have signed a free commerce settlement, Trudeau mentioned.
Different help for nongovernmental organizations and Ukraine’s authorities will embrace measures to enhance “cyber resilience,” rebuild native infrastructure and help farmers. Canada additionally plans to contribute funds for Ukraine’s nationwide battle memorial and cash to extend the provision of psychological well being assist on the acceptable time, he mentioned.
“We stand right here completely united in our protection of democracy and our condemnation of (Russian President) Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked, unjustified and unconscionable invasion of Ukraine,” Trudeau mentioned.
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