Translated by Ollie Richardson
Canada noted progress in reforming the Ukrainian Armed Forces and intends to increase the volume of military assistance.
This is said in the statement of the press service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine following the results of a meeting between the Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak and the Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Singh Sajjan, reports the press service of the department.
“Canada will continue to support Ukraine and increase assistance,” Harjit Singh Sajjan stressed, “I see progress in reforms of Defence Ministry of Ukraine, I am pleased with the result of trainings of Ukrainian service members conducted by Canadian instructors. I am sure we have to continue and develop cooperation, move forward and improve capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”.
Harjit Singh Sajjan also expressed confidence that Ukraine and Canada must continue to expand the opportunities for cooperation and increase the possibilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In turn, Stepan Poltorak thanked Canada and gave a positive assessment of all the joint projects that were carried out with the participation of both countries.
During the meeting the ministers discussed making a decision on the joint processing of the list of weapons and military equipment that is necessary for the defense of Ukraine and the development of the possibilities of the Armed Forces.
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