Ukrainian Canadian Congress applauds Canada’s announcement of additional aid to Ukraine’s military



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Canada is contributing $11mn in non-lethal aid to Ukraine’s military including essential cold weather gear – about 30,000 coats, 30,000 pairs of pants, 70,000 pairs of Gore-Tex boots and 4,500 pairs of gloves – as well as bomb disposal equipment, communications equipment, night and thermal vision equipment and binoculars, medical training and a mobile field hospital. Better yet, the first shipment arrives in a matter of days.

26 November, 2014 – OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Congress (UCC) welcomes the announcement by the Government of Canada on the provision of additional non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine’s military.

Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, today announced,

“Our Government is committed to supporting the Ukrainian people as they fight for democracy and the sovereignty of their country in the face of the Putin regime’s military aggression. These contributions are a clear demonstration of our support for the people of Ukraine, and their pursuit of a secure and stable future.”

The assistance announced today will total $11 million, and includes:

  • $ 5 million for protective gear, including surplus Canadian Forces cold weather gear – about 30,000 coats, 30,000 pairs of pants, 70,000 pairs of Gore-Tex boots and 4,500 pairs of gloves;
  • $3 million for explosive ordinance disposal equipment;
  • $1 million for communications equipment;
  • $1 million for night and thermal vision equipment and binoculars;
  • $1 million for medical training, and a mobile field hospital.

The first shipment of equipment and supplies is scheduled to arrive in Ukraine by the end of November.

“The support provided by the Government of Canada will be of enormous help to the brave men and women in uniform in Ukraine at a critical time. As Ukraine continues to face invasion by the Russian Federation, this gear will increase the effectiveness of Ukraine’s military,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. “We are thankful to the Government of Canada for this latest assistance package and their steadfast support of the people of Ukraine as they continue their brave struggle to protect their country’s independence and territorial integrity.”

How can you help?

UCC encourages freedom-loving people in Canada and around the world to continue to support the Ukrainian people defend their homeland against Russian-sponsored terrorists by giving to the Ukrainian World Congress endorsed projects, namely:
Patriot Defence –
Ukrainian Freedom Fund –

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  • Michel Cloarec

    Canada proves again that they are europeans. Nearly all of them are coming from Europe !
    Thank you for all that they do for Ukrainia

  • Dirk Smith

    Canada leading while Europe (outside of Lithuania/Poland) cowers in their appeasement coma.

    • Mykola Banderachuk

      I like that “appeasement coma” so true, the problem is when if ever will Europe wake up? When the russian tanks are knocking on their door?

      • Milton Devonair

        one can always hope…..

      • LorCanada

        It kinda reminds me of a deer frozen in the headlights! ;- )

  • Don Casavant

    Thank you Canada! That’s how you show the world that the people from the “Great White North” care and help countries when organizations like the EU are totally paralyzed by threats from the Russian bear!

  • gmab

    UCC- Ukrainian Canadian Congress should get alot of credit also for the enormous efforts re: fundraising & implementation of many programmes & initiatives that assist Ukraine in various sectors. Very dedicated organization.

    • Milton Devonair

      and them not having some @sswipe like obama looting their country like he is doing to the USA.

  • Kruton

    Bravo Canada!!

  • DejaVu

    It’s a start but still not enough. They can’t smother their foes with winter equipment and jackets.