Canada is making a multi-year commitment to provide steady support to Ukraine, including hundreds of millions of dollars for new armoured vehicles.
United in support of the people of Ukraine. In support of democracy. In support of peace. In support of the friendship between our countries – and our peoples. President @ZelenskyyUa, we’re here with you for the long run. pic.twitter.com/qTKG4WBSdx— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 22, 2023
The two countries have also signed a modernized trade deal as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the country for the first time since Russia's full-scale assault of Ukraine began last year.
Happening now: President @ZelenskyyUa and I are giving an update on today’s meeting – and I’m announcing additional military assistance and investments to continue supporting Ukraine. Tune in here for the details: https://t.co/WPELEAfphf— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 22, 2023
The multi-year commitment includes $650 million over three years for 50 armoured vehicles that are to be built in London, Ont.
In my today’s address to the Parliament of Canada I emphasized that what Russian occupiers are doing to Ukraine is genocide. And when we want to win, when we call on the world to support us, it’s not just about an ordinary conflict. It’s about saving lives of millions of people. pic.twitter.com/lWzl8YIDf9— Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) September 22, 2023
Canadian trainers will also be sent to help Ukrainian pilots and maintenance workers use donated fighter jets.
Ottawa says it is placing 63 new sanctions on individuals and entities involved in Russia's nuclear sector, the illegal transfer and custody of Ukrainian children and the generation and dissemination of disinformation and propaganda.
The federal government has also announced the allocation of part of the $500 million of support Canada announced in June, as well as additional funding toward mental-health care in Ukraine and non-governmental organizations.