Ukrainian lawmakers are asking Canada to give its country the money it needs to buy military weapons to fight Russia’s invasion.
A group of Ukrainian parliamentarians is in Ottawa this week to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other federal government officials in a desperate attempt to secure more support.
Legislators say they are hesitant that negotiations with Russia will result in peace and the only way to protect their country is to achieve military superiority on the ground.
Ukrainians say a list of weapons their country needs has been given to Canadian officials. It includes such items as tanks and air defense systems.
They say they have also asked the Liberal government to provide funding for such weapons in the forthcoming budget, in addition to non-military support.
Trudeau and Defense Secretary Anita Anand said last week that Canada was looking to buy more weapons for Ukraine, but did not provide further details.