Canada promises more tanks to Ukraine, enforces brand-new Russia sanctions

Canada pledges more tanks to Ukraine, imposes new Russia sanctions

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an interview after the NATO Summit at the IFEMA Convention Center in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022.

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Canada is sending out 4 more Leopard 2 fight tanks to Ukraine and is enforcing brand-new Russia- associated sanctions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, marking the very first anniversary of Russia’s intrusion of Ukraine on Friday.

The shipment would give 8 the overall variety of Leopard 2 tanks Canada has actually vowed toUkraine Canada will likewise offer an armored healing lorry and over 5,000 rounds of 155 mm ammo to assist Ukraine in its defense versus Russia.

The brand-new sanctions target 129 people and 63 entities consisting of Russian deputy prime ministers and other authorities, Trudeau informed press reporters in Toronto.

Russian President “Vladimir Putin made a grave miscalculation when he launched his war of aggression,” Trudeau stated. “He underestimated Ukrainians, and he underestimated the solidarity of their friends around the world… but today, we are stronger and more unified than ever.”

Ottawa is likewise restricting the export to Russia of “certain chemical elements for use in electronics” and prohibiting the import, purchase, or acquisition of Russian arms and other weapons.

Canada signed up with other G7 members who revealed comparable procedures. Since the start of the war a year earlier, Canada has actually offered more than C$ 5 billion ($ 3.67 billion) in assistance to Ukraine, Trudeau stated. Canada has actually likewise trained countless Ukrainian soldiers recently.

Washington revealed a brand-new $2 billion plan of military help for Ukraine, and a raft of extra sanctions and tariffs striking Russia’s mining and metals markets, in addition to business from 3rd nations implicated of providing Moscow with limited items.

Russia’s ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov stated the sanctions by Canada and the West were “meaningless,” TASS news company reported.

“Our citizens who are on the list look at such measures with a smile,” Stepanov was priced estimate as stating. “This is a sign of the helplessness of the anti-Russian camp, which hates Russia, but understands that we cannot be defeated.”

Earlier on Friday, Canada revealed more than C$32 million ($235 million) in assistance, consisting of funds for demining tasks and to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.