Canada announced on Thursday (04.14.2022) that it would send 100 troops to help Ukrainian refugees in neighboring Poland welcome more than 2.3 million people who have fled the Russian invasion with open arms.
“I announce today that we can increase the 100 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (FAC) to 150 members to help resolve the crisis on the Poland-Ukraine border,” Defense Minister Anita Anand said.
During a visit to the Trenton military base in Ontario, he said, “they will assist Poland in its efforts to support Ukrainians fleeing violence.”
Special immigration program
Some of them will cooperate in the coming months with a humanitarian initiative coordinated by Poland, while others will help Ukrainian refugees settle in Canada.
In mid-March Canada set up a special immigration program aimed at providing three years of temporary residency to Ukrainians leaving the war.
Last week, the Canadian government lent $ 1,000 million ($ 800 million, 7 735 million) in direct aid to Ukraine in its budget through the IMF and sent $ 500 million in military aid.
jc (afp, Reuters)
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