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Canada is ready to send troops to Ukraine, but there is a condition

Mar 1, 2024

Canada is open to sending a limited number of troops to Ukraine. Canadian troops will not take part in hostilities, but are ready to train Ukrainian soldiers.

This was stated by Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair in an interview with the Toronto Star.


He noted that the idea of sending the military was discussed earlier this week in Paris, where he was present. Although Canada, like many other NATO countries, opposed the idea of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Blair has announced a possible non-combat mission of the Canadian military. It is about sending a limited number of soldiers to train Ukrainian defenders on the territory of Ukraine, provided that such an operation will be conducted far from the front line.

As noted, the security agreement between Canada and Ukraine signed last weekend stipulates that Canada may conduct training activities in Ukraine "when conditions permit."

As a reminder, French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out the possibility that NATO could send troops to help Ukraine. The main problem, he said, is that there is currently no consensus on this issue.

A number of NATO countries have already opposed this idea, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain, and Italy.

At the same time, there are countries that are ready to consider such a possibility, such as Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/03/2024

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