20 July 2024,   05:13
Canada announces USD 38.1 million in further aid to Ukraine

Canada will provide Ukraine with USD 38.1 million in various aid, the Canadian government announced on June 16 amid the global peace summit in Switzerland.

Representatives of around 100 countries and organizations, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, gathered at the Burgenstock resort in Switzerland on June 15-16 to discuss a possible way toward peace and other key concerns related to Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.

Canada is one of the 80 countries that signed the joint communique of the summit, which calls to stop the Russian occupation of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, release all prisoners of war, and return all deported Ukrainian children, among other things.

At the summit, Trudeau unveiled the new package, the majority of which (USD 14.5 million) will go to support Ukraine’s urgent efforts to repair energy equipment and infrastructure damaged in Russian attacks.