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"This is a matter that is now being considered after the signing of the defense cooperation agreement. It happened in April," Waschuk told journalists as part of a Canada Day event when asked whether Canada was considering the possibility of giving Ukraine weapons.

Yet, he said, the issue depends on bilateral negotiations.

Read alsoDefense deal with Canada could open door to weapons sales to UkraineWaschuk also commented on the recent introduction of the country's defense policy by the Canadian Defense Minister.

"This is still a presentation of the new defense policy. I can only say it will give us more tools for military cooperation with different countries," Waschuk said.

Read alsoUkraine, Canada sign defense agreementAs UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and his Canadian counterpart Harjit Sajjan signed a defense cooperation agreement on April 3, 2017.

The agreement is to cement the military partnership between the two countries and create a legislative framework for more constructive cooperation between the countries' armed forces.

"There are five priority areas of cooperation: defense-related developments and production, supplies of materiel, logistics, defense policy, and military training," Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko wrote on Twitter.