Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
Stephane Dion announced that explosive ordnance disposal equipment has been transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in western Ukraine. This non-lethal equipment will enable the Ukrainian Armed Forces to safely dispose of unexploded ammunition, such as artillery shells, thereby contributing to the safety and security of Ukrainians living in the affected regions.
This is only one aspect of Canada's multi-faceted support to Ukraine. Since Jan. 2014, Canada has announced more than $700 million in assistance to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people.
"Canada is fully committed to supporting Ukraine as it faces Russian interference and works to build a stable, prosperous, and secure country. We are encouraged by the initial successes delivering on the promises of the Maidan. Much remains to be done. Canada is wholeheartedly committed to supporting Ukraine as it advances along this path," Dion said.
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As Prime Minister Trudeau told President Putin at the G-20 Antalya Summit, Canada stands with the Ukrainian people and expects Russia to engage fully in the Minsk process.
This includes ending its supply and support to the militants in eastern Ukraine and fully respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Canada welcomes the initial steps taken by Ukraine to implement the political track of the Minsk agreements and looks forward to the continuation of an inclusive constitutional process.
Canada calls for further progress by all parties in implementing the Minsk agreements, building on steps in the past two months, including in the important area of weapons withdrawal from the contact line.
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