War in Ukraine | Canada is providing military equipment to Kiev along with allies

War in Ukraine |  Canada is providing military equipment to Kiev along with allies

(OTTAWA) Canada has announced it will contribute to a UK-led partnership providing “high priority” air defense equipment to Ukraine.


When Canadian soldiers were in the United Kingdom to visit a training camp for Ukrainian soldiers, National Security Minister Bill Blair indicated that Canada would contribute $33 million to the partnership.

The donation is part of a 500 million fund announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in June 2023 for military aid to Ukraine, a press release on Sunday underlined.

In June, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States formed a partnership to supply several hundred short- and medium-range anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.

These missiles are supposed to help Ukrainian forces defend themselves against Russian fire and drones.

About 170 members of the Canadian Armed Forces were sent to the Lit training camp for more than a year to train about 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers in weapons handling, patrol operations and first aid.

Canada has given Ukraine $8 billion in aid over the past 18 months, including $1.8 billion in military aid including weapons, ammunition, military vehicles, drone cameras and winter clothing.

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