July 21, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the delivery of a mobile field hospital to Ukraine’s armed forces in Kyiv yesterday:
“Canada is proud to be at the forefront of international support to Ukraine. This mobile field hospital is a durable, transportable structure that comes complete with 20 beds, power generators and a functioning heating, cooling and ventilation system. The structure will be primarily used for surgeries and other procedures that require a sanitary and safe environment in areas affected by conflict.
“This mobile field hospital is part of the Government of Canada’s $11-million assistance package for non-lethal equipment announced in November 2014 and is one example of Canada’s continued support to Ukraine. It is our hope that this hospital will help save lives and provide much-needed relief in light of brutal violence.
“We continue to support Ukraine in its efforts to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s continued military aggression and we commend the bravery of the Ukrainian people as they work toward a stable and unified country.”