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Canada is ready to send troops to Ukraine on one condition

Canada is ready to send troops to Ukraine on one condition Canada is ready to send troops to Ukraine to train the Armed Forces (flickr com cfcombatcamera)
Author: Maria Kholina

Canada is open to sending a limited number of troops to Ukraine. Canadian troops will not take part in combat operations, but they are ready to train Ukrainian soldiers, according to Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair.

Blair said that the idea of sending military personnel was discussed earlier this week in Paris, where he was present, while Canada, like many other NATO countries, opposed the idea proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Blair announced a potential non-combat mission for Canadian troops. This involves sending a limited number of military personnel to train Ukrainian defenders within Ukraine's territory, provided that such an operation is conducted far from the front lines.

According to reports, the security agreement between Canada and Ukraine, signed last weekend, allows Canada to conduct training activities in Ukraine when conditions permit.


French President Emmanuel Macron hasn't ruled out NATO deploying troops to aid Ukraine. The main issue, according to him, lies in the absence of consensus on this matter at present.

Several NATO countries have already voiced opposition to this idea, including Germany, Czechia, Bulgaria, Spain, and Italy.

However, there are countries willing to consider doing so, such as Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

For further details on whether partners are indeed preparing to involve their armies in the war, please read RBC-Ukraine's report.