Ottawa-Global Affairs Canada states that “non-essential” Canadian employees and their dependents from the Ukrainian embassy will temporarily withdraw in fear of building Russian troops along the national border. increase.
A statement released on Sunday states that authorities are monitoring the situation and their top priority is the safety of Canadians whose embassies remain open.
The move took place last week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for Ukraine, including expanding Canada’s efforts to train Ukrainian troops and sending non-lethal military equipment such as body armor. ..
Trudeau emphasized at a press conference last Wednesday that “this is not a combat mission”, which aims to help Ukraine protect itself from the Russian invasion.
Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops along the border, causing horror throughout Europe and denying NATO’s military alliance invasion.
According to a statement from the Global Affairs, the team at the Canadian Embassy in Kiev will be strengthened by experts in areas such as conflict management, democratic reform and consular services to help improve diplomatic capacity.
Much of the current conflict between Russia and NATO has revolved around Moscow’s request that Ukraine never join a transatlantic military alliance that includes 28 countries in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
The Kremlin also demanded that NATO withdraw all troops from the territory of member states that once belonged to the Soviet Union.
The alliance rejected the request, leading to the fear of a new war in Europe.
Last week, the Prime Minister assigned 60 additional personnel to the Canadian Army to join the 200 troops already on the ground, with a $ 340 million commitment to extend Canada’s training mission in Ukraine for three years. He said he allowed him to do so. Increase that number to 400.
Trudeau also promised Ukraine $ 50 million in development and humanitarian aid, in addition to the $ 120 million loan provided to stabilize Ukraine’s economy.
NATO members are also discussing strengthening the existence of the alliance across Eastern Europe as a further deterrent to war, and some allies such as France and Denmark have already announced additional promises.