- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada’s defense minister says Canadian soldiers are arriving in Ukraine to help train military police.

The training is part of an agreement Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson signed Monday in Kiev pledging Canadian help in the face of Russian aggression. Nicolson wouldn’t say how many trainers are being deployed or how long they will stay.

Canada has already donated helmets, tents and sleeping bags as well as tactical communication systems and night vision goggles.

Russian President Vladimir Putin received a less-than-warm welcome from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month when he approached Harper for a handshake at the G-20 summit in Australia. Harper told Putin: “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine.”

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