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Ukrainian president welcomes $120 million Canadian loan

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Volodymyr Zelensky issued a statement through the Ukrainian Embassy in Ottawa to say that this loan represents another example of the exemplary partnership between the two countries.

This press release, written by the Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires in Canada, Andrii Bukvych, expresses the country’s gratitude to Canada for the financial support granted to it in collaboration with its international partners. Ukraine also thanks Canada for calling any Russian aggression a totally unacceptable.

Canada is strengthening its strong support for Ukraine by contributing to its financial resilience. »

A quote from Andrii Bukvych, Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires in Canada

Canada has more than 1.3 million people with Ukrainian origins, ranking third in the world behind Ukraine and Russia, according to 2016 census data.

Russian troop movements on the Ukrainian border raise fears of an invasion, but Russia denies any intention.

Ukraine says it hopes to receive technical assistance to resist cyberattacks and obtain financing for the export of its products.

We seek appropriate technical assistance from Canadian agencies, given the cyberattacks against Ukraine’s infrastructure. »

A quote from Andrii Bukvych, Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires in Canada

On Friday morning, Ukraine was more demanding, demanding weapons and tougher sanctions against Russia.

Federal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that the loan was in response to a request for assistance from the Ukrainian government.

Blinken talks to Joly

A spokesperson for the US Department of State confirmed on Saturday that Antony Blinken had discussed the situation the day before with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly.

They spoke in particular of the efforts intended to encourage Russia to choose the diplomatic way to reduce the tensions in Eastern Europe.

Secretary Blinken underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are ready to coordinate massive sanctions against Russia, which will have to pay a heavy price if it continues to attack Ukraine, said spokesman Ned Price.

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