Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) speaks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kyiv on Nov. 29. Photo by president.gov.ua
CBC: Canada set to sign trade deal, defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine
Ukraine is seeking clearance to buy weapons from Canada and the U.S..
Canada is on the cusp of finalizing a defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine, and the country's ambassador tells CBC News he's hopeful the Trudeau government will soon allow Canadian companies to export weapons to the embattled nation.
Deepening ties and showing solidarity with the war-weary government in Kyiv is one of the major themes of the next few days as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departs this afternoon for high-level meetings in eastern Europe.
The defence co-operation deal would allow for more direct Canadian military and defence industrial support for Ukraine.
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WNU Editor: My source (in Ukraine) tells me that this is a done deal. They expect an announcement from Canada in the fall.
Hat tip to RRH for this link.