Bill Blair welcomes Ukraine’s Minister of Defence, Rustem Umerov 

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Ottawa – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, welcomed Ukraine’s Minister of Defence, Rustem Umerov, to Ottawa. Minister Umerov was received by a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) honour guard before participating in a bilateral meeting with Minister Blair. Minister Blair and Minister Umerov condemned Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable further invasion of Ukraine, which represents an attack on the rules-based international …

Defence Minister Bill Blair to visit UK, Germany

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Ottawa – Bill Blair will travel to the United Kingdom and Germany on his first international trip as Canada’s Minister of National Defence, from September 17-19, 2023. On September 17, in the United Kingdom, Minister Blair will visit Lydd Military Training Camp, where he will hold a town hall with Canadian Armed Forces members who are training members of the …

Trudeau offers $500m more in military aid during visit to Kyiv

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Kyiv – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while on a surprise visit to Kyiv, announced $500 million more in Canadian military aid for Ukraine. Earlier in the day, Trudeau, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Trudeau said that since last year, Canada has committed over $8 billion in funding assistance to Ukraine, including over $1 …

Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre Visits Ukraine

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Warsaw – Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre concluded a productive visit to Kyiv, Ukraine.  While there, he met with Ukrainian and Canadian officials, observed firsthand the progress in the region, and the tangible results of Canada’s support. General Eyre also had the opportunity to discuss how Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces can contribute to Ukraine’s future …

Anita Anand visits Kyiv, meets with Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov

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Kyiv – Defence Minister Anita Anand is visiting Kyiv, Ukraine, to reaffirm Canada’s unwavering solidarity with Ukraine and to meet with Ukrainian officials, including Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov. Minister Anand announced that Canada will donate 200 Senator Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to Ukraine. This new package of military assistance responds to a specific Ukrainian request for these vehicles, which are …