Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Taran held a phone conversation with Minister of National Defense of Canada Harjit Singh Sajjan, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported.
Current security situation in and around Ukraine was discussed. The two ministers paid attention to the practical implementation of Ukraine’s status as a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner, as well as specified direction of concentration in this area.
"Our Canadian partners are constantly assisting to strengthen the institutional capabilities of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry. Modern principles of defense management and democratic civilian control are being introduced, and leaders of the strategic and operational levels are being trained. Canada provides all opportunities to improve skills and field training of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine within Operation UNIFIER. Therefore, Canada’s key role in training of Ukraine’s defense and security forces is unquestionable," Taran noted.
In turn, the Canadian minister assured his Ukrainian counterpart of unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, as well as of carrying out the defence reform.
The phone conversation once again reaffirmed the mutual willingness to continue a constant dialogue at the military and political levels.