Canada’s Defense Chief of Staff visits Ukrainian capital

WARSAW, Poland—The Pentagon said a top Canadian soldier had just completed a visit to the Ukrainian capital.

During his stay in Kiev, Defense Chief of Staff Wayne Eyre received detailed briefings from Ukrainian officials, including the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Gen. .

He also says he met with Ukrainian soldiers trained by Canada under the United Operations to train Ukrainians in Britain and Poland.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced late last month that Canada would donate four additional Leopard 2 main battle tanks to help defend Ukrainian forces against Russian aggression.

Ottawa will also donate an armored recovery vehicle and over 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

A statement on Saturday said Ayer observed “tangible results of Canada’s assistance” and discussed “how Canada and the Canadian military can contribute to Ukraine’s future needs.”

“During the engagement with General Zardiny, General Eyre reiterated the Canadian military’s unwavering commitment to continued solidarity with Ukraine and pledged to continue to support Ukraine directly or in cooperation with its Eastern European allies. ” Meeting with the soldier.

“He was humble and impressed by their courage, ingenuity and determination to continue to valiantly fight for sovereignty over the Russian army.”

Ayer also met with Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Larissa Galaza to share perspectives from both Ottawa and Kiev, according to the statement.