Ukrainian Canadian Congress – December 19, 2016
Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine (Operation UNIFIER) is scheduled to conclude on March 31, 2017. Currently 200 Canadian Armed Forces personnel are deployed to Ukraine to provide Ukrainian soldiers with tactical soldier training. It is of crucial importance that Canada continue its commitment to train Ukraine’s military and security personnel, at current or increased levels of CAF personnel participation, through 2020.
Canadian Instructor with Ukrainian soldiers during live-fire exercise, Starychi, Ukraine (Photo – Canada’s Department of National Defence)
The best way to ensure peace and stability in Ukraine and the region is to enable Ukraine’s defensive capability with a well-trained and outfitted military. As one of Ukraine’s most reliable friends and partners, Canada has played an important leadership role in supporting and strengthening Ukraine’s defence capabilities.
As Ukraine’s armed forces and security personnel continue to defend their country against Russian aggression, Canada’s meaningful military support is critical. Please support the UCC’s call to advocate for the extension and enhancement of Canada’s commitment to providing military training and resources to Ukraine.