On March 6, 2017, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that our government is extending Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces military training mission in Ukraine, until the end of March 2019.
Through Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces provides military training and capacity-building assistance to Ukrainian Forces personnel in support of Ukraine’s efforts to maintain sovereignty, security, and stability.
Together with our allies and the Government of Ukraine, the Canadian Armed Forces will continue to support the professional development and enhance the capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces through a range of training activities such as:
- Small team training,
- Explosive ordnance disposal
- Military policing
- Medical training
- Logistics system modernisation
We are committed to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people as they work to build a more secure, stable, and prosperous country, and Canada continues to be at the forefront of the international community’s response to Russian aggression in Ukraine.