Canada and EU reiterate support for Ukraine

European Council President Charles Michel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen pledge continued assist to Ukraine (Alexis Aubin)

The leaders of Canada and the European Union reiterated robust assist at a summit Friday for Ukraine in its combat in opposition to Russian invasion, with new army help introduced by Ottawa.

“We are going to stand with Ukraine for so long as it takes,” the 2 sides stated in a press release as they met in Newfoundland on Canada’s east coast.

In addition they stated they “will work to handle Ukraine’s rapid army and protection wants and guarantee Ukraine has the long-term safety commitments wanted.”

At a press convention Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced that Canada will increase assist to Ukraine by donating 11,000 assault rifles and 9 million rounds of ammunition.

Because the Russian invasion started in February 2022, Canada has pledged Can$ 2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) in army assist to Ukraine.

The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, stated “we’re able to do extra within the weeks to return.”

European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen praised Canada as having backed Ukraine even earlier than the warfare.

She cited Canadian packages to coach the army in pro-Western Ukraine and stated this had been key in preventing the invasion.

“You might have been at Ukraine’s aspect already earlier than Russia’s aggression,” she stated.

Von der Leyen stated the EU has now educated 30,000 Ukrainian troops out of its purpose of 40,000, and that the EU will quickly disclose what it plans to do with Russian property it has seized in response to the invasion.

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