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US, Canada Vow 'Long-Term' Military Aid to Ukraine

21 Nov 2022 00:34

Islam Times - Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has met with his Canadian counterpart Anita Anand in Halifax, Canada and vowed to provide more military assistance to Ukraine, according to a readout provided by Pentagon press secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum where the duo "reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine, pledging to continue providing assistance to strengthen Ukraine’s security and sovereignty over the long term."

Austin said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “war of choice” in Ukraine is a threat to the rules-based international order that was established following the Second World War.

While Anand announced an additional 34 million dollar military aid for Ukraine, denounced "Russia’s invasion" of Ukraine, saying the people of Ukraine have the government’s support.

She further highlighted the recent announcements that Canada has allocated an additional 500 million dollars in military aid for Ukraine, bringing its total commitment to over 1 billion dollars since February 2022.

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