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Canada will allocate $44 million for Ukraine's defense

15 Feb, 2024
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Canada will allocate $44 million for Ukraine's defense

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Canada will allocate 60 million Canadian dollars (approximately 44 million US dollars) for Ukraine's defense.

This was announced by the Minister of National Defense of Canada, Bill Blair, at the "Ramstein" meeting, reported by the press service of the Canadian government.

Blair announced that Canada will make a new contribution of 60 million dollars to the Capacity Building Initiative for Ukraine's Military Air Force (UCDG) coalition.

"This contribution builds on Canada’s previously-announced support for the F-16 Training Coalition for Ukraine. Last month, Minister Blair announced that Canada will contribute to training efforts by providing civilian instructors, planes, and support staff contracted from Montreal-based Top Aces Inc. This support is valued at approximately $15 million, and will last from February 2024 into 2025. Canada is also providing English language training to Ukrainian Air Force personnel at the Canadian Forces Language School.," the statement said.

It is emphasized that the contribution will complement Canada's previously announced support for the F-16 training coalition for Ukraine.

In January, Blair announced that Canada would make its contribution to training efforts by providing civilian instructors, aircraft, and contract support personnel through the Montreal-based company Top Aces Inc. This support is estimated at approximately $15 million and will be provided from February 2024 to 2025.

“As brave Ukrainian soldiers fight for their country’s freedom and sovereignty, Canadians stand with them. Through the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, more than fifty countries are also working together to provide Ukraine with the tools that it needs to win. Canada is committed to deepening coordination and cooperation with allies and partners as we work together to strengthen our support for Ukraine’s self-defence and protect the rules-based international order,” said the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence

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