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Government of Canada gives $ 9 million for 100 centers of free legal aid in Ukraine

Starting today, in Ukraine will operate 100 centers of free legal aid. The Government of Canada has allocated $ 9 million for this program. It was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
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The Government of Canada has provided nine million Canadian dollars to open the centers of free legal aid in Ukraine. From today, in Ukraine will operate one hundred such centers, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the press service of the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk.

“From today, there will operate 100 centers of free legal aid all over Ukraine. They will provide legal services to poor people, orphans, members of the ATO, families of fallen soldiers, veterans and other citizens who are unable to afford a lawyer. People should have the right to defense, and this right must be guaranteed by the state,” Yatsenyuk said.

He said that the Cabinet had allocated 300 million hryvnia for this program, while the Government of Canada had provided 9 million Canadian dollars as an additional aid.

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It should be recalled that on June 29, Canada has imposed additional economic sanctions against Russia, adding 14 more Russian legal entities and three individuals to its “black list”. According to the Prime Minister Harper, the restrictions are associated with the situation in the east of Ukraine, Russia is directly involved in.

Earlier we reported that the Government of Canada would allocate $ 5 million for training Ukrainian police.