MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti) - The authorities of Canada have pledged 9.76 million Canadian dollars ($8.6 million) to Ukraine within the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid program, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development stated.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that we are contributing $9.76 million towards the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid project,” James Bezan from the Canadian House of Commons said in a statement published on the ministry’s website Friday.
According to the statement, the project will enable the vulnerable stratum of the Ukrainian population to protect their rights.
“Canada will continue to support Ukraine through the current crisis and beyond,” Bezan added. “Today’s announcement is a reflection of our longstanding work to help Ukraine increase equitable access to justice for women and men, particularly those from marginalized groups.”
It was earlier reported that Ukraine had received from Canada’s export agency a loan in the amount of 200 million Canadian dollars. The loan was requested as per a decision by Ukraine’s government to finance the state budget. The funds reached Ukraine on September 30.