As Ukrainians bravely defend their country and our shared values of peace, democracy, and human rights, Canada remains steadfast in our support. We will continue to hold Russia accountable for its brutal and unjustifiable actions.
On Saturday, the Prime Minister along with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance visited Kyiv, Ukraine. In his meeting with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, the two reaffirmed their shared partnership through a Canada and Ukraine Joint Declaration.
The Prime Minister also announced additional measures and investments to continue supporting Ukraine, including:
- Military Assistance for Ukraine:
- $500 million in new funding for military assistance to support Ukraine’s capacity to respond to Russian aggression.
- Sanctions and economic measures:
- As part of our seizure and forfeiture sanction efforts, Canada is seizing an Antonov 124 cargo aircraft, previously operated by a Russian carrier, and beginning the judicial phase of the forfeiture process.
- Humanitarian Assistance Response to the breach of the Nova Kakhovka dam:
- Canada is allocating $10 million in new funding for immediate response to the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam and redirecting $37.5 million in previously earmarked funds for Ukraine to support organizations responding to the needs of people in flood-affected regions including post-flood reconstruction.
- Mental Health:
- Canada is funding projects to support mental health initiatives in Ukraine to help with the mental health toll on citizens.
This builds on the over $8 billion in funding towards financial, military, humanitarian, development, and immigration assistance already committed by our Liberal government. Canada’s support for the people of Ukraine is clear. We will remain unwavering in our commitment to securing those rights for all Ukrainians.