Canadian special forces have been regularly supporting Ukrainian security forces since last autumn, the Canadian station Global News reported. Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly said on Tuesday that Ottawa would make a decision in time to send military equipment to Ukraine.
Russia has gathered thousands of troops near the border with Ukraine. Kiev claims that Moscow is preparing for a possible invasion of Ukraine. In addition, it should prepare provocations to justify a similar operation. Russia, which annexed the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula in 2014, denies planning an attack on its neighbor. At the same time, Moscow is demanding that NATO commit itself not to accept Ukraine as a member of the alliance.
What is NATO trying to do?
The presence of the Canadian Special Operations Corps is part of NATO’s efforts to deter Russia from aggression against Ukraine and to identify ways to support the Ukrainian government, Global News said, citing unspecified sources. The unit is also tasked with assisting in developing an evacuation plan for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale Russian invasion.
Canada’s position is clear
The head of Canadian diplomacy has launched a week-long visit to Kiev. She negotiated with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on the possibility of averting Russia’s “aggressive actions”. At a press conference with her Ukrainian colleague Dmyter Kuleb, the diplomat stated that any Russian offensive against Ukraine “it will have serious consequences, including very severe and coordinated sanctions by the Allies”. Regarding the deployment of military equipment to Ukraine, she added: “We have clearly heard the demands from the Ukrainian government. We are considering options and making decisions in time.”
Canada, home to Ukraine and Russia, the world’s third-largest population of Ukrainians, has maintained a 200-man training mission in western Ukraine since 2015, Reuters reported. Late last week, Canada called on its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to Ukraine due to possible “Russian aggression”.
Denmark will provide defense money
The European country will allocate 22 million euros to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities, the server reports Military. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
Thank you, dear friend @JeppeKofod, for your timely visit proving Denmark’s solidarity with Ukraine in the time of Russia’s unprovoked and unacceptable threats. The decision to allocate additional € 22 mln for strengthening Ukraine’s security sector is an act of true friendship. https://t.co/TlTl7ZkdC2
– Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) January 16, 2022
“Thank you, dear friend Jeppe Kofod (Danish Foreign Minister), for your timely visit, which demonstrates Denmark’s solidarity at a time of provocative and unacceptable threats from Russia. The decision to allocate an additional EUR 22 million to strengthen Ukraine’s security sector is a sign true friendship. “
New program for Ukraine
Denmark has also described in detail its new comprehensive assistance program for Ukraine. It is a new phase of the Danish peace and stabilization program for Ukraine for the period 2022-2025. Of the 22 million, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides EUR 10.75 million and the Ministry of Defense 11.3 million. “Ukraine is currently threatened by the massive and unacceptable accumulation of the Russian army near the Ukrainian border. I have seen with my own eyes how seriously this conflict has affected the Ukrainian people. The Danish government will not just stand idly by. that in the fight for sovereignty and independence, not everything is alone, “ Kofod said.
Visit at contact line in eastern #Ukraine today. So much at stake.
Urge Russia to deescalate the situation. Denmark fully supports Ukrainian sovereignty.
– Jeppe Kofod (@JeppeKofod) January 16, 2022
In addition, Danish aid also aims to improve dialogue between the parties to the conflict. In addition, at the end of December, the United States allocated $ 200 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine.
Has the attack started yet?
Ukraine’s security service, together with the State Special Communications Service and the state police, continues to investigate the cyber attack on the websites of the Ukrainian government and several ministries, which took place on the night of January 13-14, 2022, the portal states. empr. the media. Hackers published their report in three languages - Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.
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The Security Service of Ukraine stated in a statement that the content of the website has not changed and there has been no leakage of personal data. “Most likely, we can say that there was a so-called attack on the supply chain. The hackers broke into the servers of a commercial company that had access to web resources. The case is still under investigation. All details are documented in the criminal proceedings already started. indications that hacking groups may have had links with the Secret Service of the Russian Federation. “