Canada is pledging $500-million for Ukraine’s army as a part of efforts to isolate Russia on the world stage.
International Affairs Minister Melanie Joly introduced the funding right this moment on the G20 leaders’ summit in Indonesia, the place some international locations say they need to protect good relations with Russia.
The dedication means Ukraine’s armed forces will obtain surveillance and communications gear, in addition to gasoline and medical provides.
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The half-billion greenback pledge is on high of the identical quantity the federal Liberal authorities introduced in its price range this previous spring.
Joly didn’t say when the funding would movement.
Canada additionally introduced new sanctions towards 23 Russians whom Joly says have violated the human rights of opposition leaders.