Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand on Tuesday announced a donation of 20,000 155mm artillery shells of standard Atlantic Treaty Organization ammunition. North (NATO), including fuses and load bags, to support the Ukrainian army.
“Canada stands with Ukraine and its people as they resist Putin’s unlawful and unjustifiable aggression. Today’s announcement is another example of our unwavering commitment to provide Ukraine with the comprehensive military assistance it needs to defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence,” said Minister Anita Anand. of National Defense of Canada, said.
The ammunition was purchased from the United States at a cost of up to $98 million and work is underway to get this much-needed aid shipped and delivered to Ukraine as quickly as possible, a Canadian press release said.
“To continue to support the Ukrainian military as it continues to fight the illegal invasion of Russia, we are sending more military equipment to it,” the Canadian Prime Minister tweeted, alerting global communities to the aid. .
This ammunition will be fired from cannons, including M777 howitzers, which Canada and its allies have donated to Ukrainian forces and for which members of the Canadian Armed Forces have trained their counterparts in the Ukrainian Security Forces.
Canadian soldiers provide training in areas such as tactics, improvised explosive device disposal, sniper, reconnaissance and medicine
Following the announcement of $500 million in new funding for military assistance to Ukraine in Budget 2022, the Government of Canada continues to seek additional military support to meet immediate needs and Ukraine’s longer run.
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