The Canadian Press: Justin Trudeau praises Canadian military efforts in Ukraine
Prime Minister pleased with job troops have done training Ukrainian counterparts in basics of soldiering; signs new Canada-Ukraine free trade deal.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to wrap up his latest overseas travels Tuesday with a visit to western Ukraine, where he will greet the Canadian Forces soldiers who have been training their Ukrainian counterparts since last summer.
Whether those troops will still be there next summer, however, was both an open question and a central issue Monday as Trudeau met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The previous Conservative government deployed 200 Canadian military trainers to a base near the Ukrainian city of Lviv last year in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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