Defense Ministers of Ukraine and Canada meet in Lviv region

2016-03-15 14:35:00 | ID: 18464

Tuesday, March 15. LVIV — Minister of Defense of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak held talks with the Minister of National Defence of Canada Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan at the International Center for Peacemaking and Safety (Yavoriv military training facility in the Lviv region).

“The situation around Ukraine is not simple, and the world has no doubt about the presence of Russian troops in the east of our country. At this time, an international support is crucial to us. I’d like to thank the Government of Canada, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Mr. Roman Vashchuk, Canadian defense agency and public for their understanding and support to Ukraine from the early days of the military aggression,” Stepan Poltorak said.

The Ukrainian Defense Minister has informed his Canadian counterpart about current situation in the east of Ukraine and the reforms undergoing in the defense agency.

“I am grateful for the detailed narrative of the events taking place in Ukraine. I am particularly pleased to hear about reforming of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. I am sure that these reforms will make the Armed Forces of Ukraine stronger and even more professional,” Minister of National Defence of Canada Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan said.

At the Yavoriv training ground, the heads of defense ministries discussed the implementation of existing programs of military cooperation between Ukraine and Canada.

Canadian instructors demonstrated the exercises on small arms handling and rendering of first aid in combat.