Ukrainian MPs urge Canada to provide money to buy weapons to fight Russia


Ukrainian lawmakers are calling on Canada to give their country the money it needs to buy military weapons to fight the Russian invasion.

A group of Ukrainian parliamentarians are in Ottawa this week to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other federal government officials in a desperate bid to drum up more support.

Lawmakers say they doubt negotiations with Russia will lead to peace and that 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 handed over to Canadian officials. It includes items such as tanks and anti-aircraft systems.

They say they have also asked the Liberal government to provide funding for such weapons in the next budget, in addition to non-military support.

Trudeau and Defense Minister Anita Anand said last week that Canada was considering buying more weapons for Ukraine, but did not provide further details.

WATCH: Ukrainian MP Yevheniya Kravchuk speaks to CBC’s Power & Politics about her visit to Ottawa

Ukrainian MPs urge Canada to provide money to buy weapons to fight Russia

Ukrainian MP Yevheniya Kravchuk is in Ottawa this week as part of a Ukrainian delegation asking Canada to provide money to buy military equipment: “We have certainly been heard and I see positive signals, but we have to wait for the budget. 8:35