Active cooperation between Ukraine and Canada helps deter Russia's aggressive behaviour, Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has said, as UKRINFORM reports. “Through our trade agreement, military partnership, cultural ties and cooperation with NATO, Canada sends a very strong signal of deterrence to Russia,” Sajjan said.
He said that Canada had deliberately placed its troops in Latvia in order to ensure that the events in Donbas could not repeat in the Baltic States.
According to him, a strong Ukraine is the best illustration of the failure of Russia's actions.
The Minister also stressed on his FB page, ‘I had the pleasure of spending some time on the Day of Defender of Ukraine with members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community in Vancouver’.