Canada to provide additional military aid for Ukraine
Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand announced Tuesday that Canada will donate more military aid for Ukraine.
In a news release, the minister said over 20,000 artillery rounds of 155 mm NATO standard ammunition, including fuses and charge bags, will be sent to further support Ukraine's military.
This ammunition will be fired from guns including M777 howitzers that Canada and its allies have donated to Ukrainian forces, and for which Canadian Armed Forces members provided training to their Ukrainian Security Forces counterparts, according to the news release.
This ammunition has been sourced from the United States at a cost of up to 98 million Canadian dollars (80 million U.S. dollars) and work is underway to get this much needed aid expedited and delivered to Ukraine as quickly as possible, the news release said.
This military assistance builds on the military aid that Canada has dedicated to Ukraine since February 2022, including contributions of artillery, Canadian-made drone cameras, funding for high-resolution satellite imagery and more.
Canada has also dedicated two tactical airlift aircraft that have so far carried over 2 million pounds of military aid to support Ukraine, the news release said.