Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Ukraine

News Release

December 20, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to Ukraine from December 21 to December 22, 2017—her first visit to Ukraine as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

She will meet with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to discuss the current political and security situation in the country and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Ukrainian diplomacy. The Minister will also meet with several Ukrainian ministers leading on the implementation of reforms.

In order to address the most pressing needs of people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Minister is today announcing $7.75 million in humanitarian assistance funding for 2017 and 2018. This assistance is being provided to a number of experienced and trusted international humanitarian partners operating in Ukraine.


“Canada is among the strongest international supporters of Ukraine. One of the themes that will guide our G7 Presidency in 2018 is how to build a more peaceful and secure world. In that context, I look forward to addressing vital issues, including respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as how Canada can support the people of Ukraine in determining their own future.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick Facts

  • Since 2014, Canada has provided more than $27 million in humanitarian assistance funding to Ukraine.

  • As announced by the Prime Minister on December 14, 2017, “Building a More Peaceful and Secure World” will be one of the five themes that will frame the G7 agenda during Canada’s 2018 Presidency.

Associated Links


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
Follow us on Twitter: @CanadaFP
Like us on Facebook: Canada’s foreign policy - Global Affairs Canada

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: