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As the war in Ukraine rages on, the international community has stepped up to offer support wherever possible.
On Thursday, defence minister Anita Anand announced that Canada would be sending over 200 troops to the UK to help train Ukrainian forces.
“We have now entered a new and very dangerous phase of this conflict,” Anand began, “with Putin engaging in protracted attempts to inflict long-term damage on Ukraine and its people.”
“Canada is committed to supporting Ukraine’s short, medium, and long-term defence needs,” she added, announcing that they will “resume large-scale training under Operation Unifier,” which began prior to Russia’s invasion but had been suspended.
Anand went on to explain that she had “authorized the deployment of up to 225 Canadian armed forces personnel to the UK,” where they will “help train Ukrainian military recruits.”
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