Canada to increase support for Ukraine




 

Canada to increase support for Ukraine

 

Feb. 24, 2023

Global Korean Post

 

One year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the full-scale illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.

Today, we mark an entire year of devastating war that has had a catastrophic effect on Ukraine, its neighbours and people around the world.

Canada has been steadfast in its commitment to support Ukraine’s security and resilience and to hold Russia accountable for its atrocities and crimes.

As Ukraine and the international community mark this sombre day, Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s contribution of more than $32 million in support to further strengthen Ukraine’s security and stabilization.

 

This includes:

  • $7.5 million for demining efforts
  • over $13 million for accountability efforts, including to address conflict-related sexual violence
  • over $12 million to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

 

Approximately $9.7 million of today’s announcement is part of a larger announcement made by Prime Minister Trudeau in June 2022, for additional demining and accountability projects in Ukraine.

Since February 2022, Canada has committed over $5 billion in multifaceted support to Ukraine, including over $2.6 billion in financial assistance, over $1.2 billion in military aid, $320 million in humanitarian aid, an additional $96 million in development assistance, and over $73.8 million in security and stabilization programming.

 

In addition, Canada is pleased to announce it has joined the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for Ukraine (ACA) alongside the United States, United Kingdom and European Union.

The ACA will directly support the efforts of the War Crimes Units of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to document, preserve, and analyze evidence of war crimes and other atrocities committed in Ukraine, to ensure those responsible are held accountable.