More aid on its way to Ukraine
LONDON, Ont.—Foreign Affairs minister John Baird said a third shipment of Canadian aid to Ukraine departs for Kyiv today aboard a CC-130J Hercules aircraft.
Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce in London, Ont., Baird said Canada’s announcement last week of further support for Ukraine will help the eastern European nation secure and protect its eastern border.
Vladimir Putin continues his attempts to destabilize Ukraine’s democratically elected government, Baird noted, accusing the Russian leader of engaging in 19th-century behaviour that is unacceptable to Canada.
Baird also defended Canada’s economic sanctions against key Russian individuals and entities—even though retaliatory measures from Putin against Canadian food producers are expected to hammer the country’s pork industry.