"Canada remains committed to supporting Ukraine in its efforts to maintain sovereignty, security and stability; however, Canada is not currently in direct talks with the government of Ukraine regarding the possible provision of lethal aid," Global Affairs Canada spokesperson said.
Ottawa has already provided wide-ranging support to Ukraine, including humanitarian and financial aid as well as non-lethal military equipment, the spokesperson noted.
Moreover, Canada deployed 200 troops to Ukraine to conduct military training and capacity building.
"Canada will continue to monitor and assess the evolving situation in Ukraine, and will continue to proceed in partnership and collaboration with our allies," the spokesperson added.
The southeastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk have been suffering from a crisis triggered by a military operation launched by the Kiev authorities against local militias in in April 2014. The local population has refused to recognize the pro-Western government in Kiev that came to power in 2014 in what they consider was a coup.
Since the start of the conflict, Canada and the United States have been providing the government in Kiev with non-lethal military aid, although Ukraine has repeatedly requested lethal aid.