KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also thanked Ottawa for sending military instructors to train Ukrainian soldiers, the statement on the president's website read.
The Canadians will reportedly provide Kiev troops with expertise in countering explosives, and give guidance on logistics, military policing, medical and flight safety training, starting this summer. The troops will remain in Ukraine until 2017.
The Canadian foreign minister added that his country will continue to support Ukraine.
The United States and the United Kingdom are also providing Kiev forces with military training, as well as other non-lethal aid. The two countries have sent military instructors to the conflict-torn Ukraine in March for training sessions.