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Canada to give $8 million to Ukraine for police development in 2017
13:56, 7 December 2016
Canada to give $8 million to Ukraine for police development in 2017

Most of these funds are to be used for training of Ukrainian officers by experts and trainers of Canadian police

13:56, 7 December 2016

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Canada will provide 8.1 million dollars to Ukraine for the development of the National Police next year. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, reports the press service of the Interior Ministry.

The money will be allocated in the framework of international technical assistance; $6.6 million will be given to train Ukrainian law enforcement officers by the experts and trainers from Canadian police. The remaining $1.5 million will be used to buy modern technical equipment of police units and offices, according to Avakov.

Canada is a reliable partner and a friend of Ukraine who helps with reforms and protection of the territorial integrity of our country. This project is important for us as it is aimed to develop the National Police, and it will help to improve the skills of law enforcement officers and implement new standards in the police", the Minister said.

Related: Russian Embassy threatens Canada with sanctions

Earlier it was reported that Avakov returned sooner from his trip to Canada. Ukraine’s Internal Minister came back after the meeting with ministers Goodale and Freeland.

Earlier five law enforcement officers were killed in shootout in Kniazhychi as a result of confusion. The employees of the government security service took police intelligence officers for robbers. And at such time Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs visits Canada.

Related: Canada tightens sanctions against Russia

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