Support will be provided through the NATO Trust Funds, with a focus on building up Ukrainian command and control and communications and computer capabilities to assist in improving personnel management systems and reform logistics and standardization within the Armed Forces.
In addition, the three NATO Centres of Excellence in the Baltic region – Cyber Security, Energy Security and Strategic Communications – will each receive support to help Baltic States strengthen the regional framework for addressing the crisis situation.
“Canada and its NATO Allies are united in condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and are taking the measures necessary to compel the Putin regime to change course. We are also taking steps to deter any further Russian aggressive military expansionism in the region.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper
“The Canadian support being provided for NATO initiatives today will help Ukrainians better defend themselves against the Russian threat and strengthen the ability of NATO Centres of Excellence in the region to better address regional security challenges related to energy, communications and cyber defence.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper