: Ukraine will buy weapons from Canada - media

11:00 Jul. 10, 2016

Ukraine will buy weapons from Canada - media

eople hold placards and Ukrainian flags during a peace march from Toronto's City Hall to the Russian Consulate, in support of Ukraine on March 8, 2014, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images)

Canada will contribute to developing the Ukrainian defence industry

Ukraine and Canada will reportedly sign two agreements on cooperation in trade and defence spheres, media report referring to Ukrainian Ambassador in Ottawa Andriy Shevchenko.

The Ukrainian diplomat did not rule out that the documents might be signed within the framework of the NATO summit in Warsaw featuring Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

However, it is possible that the final decision on agreements would be taken during Trudeau's visit to Kyiv scheduled for the next week.

Read also Ukraine's government approves Free Trade deal with Canada

Under the defence agreement, weapons will be supplied to Ukraine. Canada will also contribute to developing the Ukrainian defence industry. Previously, Canada supplied medicines, uniforms, blankets and military boats to Ukraine.

Read also Ukraine and Canada ink memorandum on export support, trade and investment

In the meantime, five countries are working on the issue of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, which is subject to Russian aggression. This was announced this week, at a meeting between the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy.

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