26 Feb 2024 10:23

Canada promises over $2.2 bln in military, financial assistance to Ukraine in 2024 - Trudeau's office

WASHINGTON. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Canada has promised military, financial and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine totaling over $2.2 billion in 2024, the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau said in on Saturday.

"Canada will provide C$3.02 ($2.24) billion in critical financial and military support to Ukraine in 2024," the office said.

Ottawa undertakes the obligations under the bilateral agreement concluded by Trudeau and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Saturday "to establish a strategic security partnership," the office said. The agreement "outlines key, long-term security commitments for Canada to continue supporting Ukraine," it said.

On top of that, an additional 90 million Canadian dollars (over $66.7 million) will assist Ukraine's restoration and sustainability efforts. The funds will used for security assistance to Ukraine, including "demining, cyber support, and intelligence support," the office said.

Earlier on Saturday, Trudeau, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited Kiev.