As Ukrainians continue to bravely defend their country and our shared values of peace, democracy, and human rights, Canada and our NATO Allies remain steadfast in our support. Ahead of this week’s NATO Leaders’ Summit, the Prime Minister announced that Canada is committing $2.6 billion to renew and expand Operation REASSURANCE for three years. This operation is Canada’s contribution to the biggest reinforcement of the Alliance’s collective defence and more than doubles our current deployment with up to 2,200 troops.
We have announced more support for Ukraine and transatlantic security, including responding to a direct request from Ukraine to provide additional drone cameras. We also are providing $48.8 million to the Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) for Ukraine, a contribution that supports NATO’s provision of non-lethal practical assistance through donations of material including fuel, bridging equipment, rations, and first aid.
To support cyber security measures, we are committing $2.7 million in assistance supporting efforts to counter malicious cyber activity in the face of evolving cyber risks and threats.
These measures build on the over $8 billion towards financial, military, humanitarian, development, and immigration assistance for Ukraine already committed by our Liberal government since February 2022. As Ukraine defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity, rebuilds its economy, protects its citizens, and pursues integration into the Euro-Atlantic community, Canada’s support is clear. We will always stand with the people of Ukraine.