Ottawa additional expands its army presence on Ukrainian soil citing alleged “Russian aggression”
Canada introduced on Wednesday that it could prolong its mission to assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces by three years and would offer an additional 60 troopers, with the potential of elevating boots on the bottom to as excessive as 400.
While 200 Canadian army personnel are already stationed in Ukraine, one other 60 shall be deployed within the coming days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced.
“The biggest contribution that Canada can make to Ukraine right now is people,” claimed Defense Minister Anita Anand, who revealed that the nation had “trained over 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers.”
“We should not underestimate the importance of this training mission,” she stated.
Canada can be sending non-lethal assist to Ukraine and can share intelligence with the nation because the United States and its allies proceed to precise fear over a hypothetical Russian ‘invasion’.
Trudeau stated on Wednesday that Canada had “always been a friend to Ukraine” and would “always be there with the necessary supports.”
Revealing that Canada would additionally present Ukraine with a $120 million mortgage, Trudeau stated his nation was “happy to be there to reinforce the resilience and strength of Ukraine’s economy faced with Russian destabilization.”
Defending Canada’s resolution to not comply with the instance of the US and UK and ship deadly assist to Ukraine, Trudeau argued that “the solution to this tension should be diplomatic.”
Last week, a small workforce of Canadian particular forces was reportedly deployed to Ukraine to “develop evacuation plans for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale invasion,” in keeping with Canada’s Global News.
Moscow has repeatedly denied claims that it intends to invade Ukraine. Kiev’s overseas minister Dmitry Kuleba on Wednesday additionally appeared to brush off studies of an “imminent” invasion, telling media that the variety of Russian troops stationed near the border with Ukraine was “insufficient for a full-scale offensive.”