Canada to provide about $25.5 million in additional military aid to Ukraine
Canada will provide about CAD$34 million (US$25.5 million) in additional military aid to Ukraine. (Photo:Praveen Kumar Nandagiri/Unsplash)
Canada will provide about CAD$34 million (US$25.5 million) in additional military aid to Ukraine, the Government of Canada reported in a press release on Nov. 16.
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said at a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) that Canada would also extend its training mission in the United Kingdom under Operation UNIFIER until the end of 2023.
According to the Canadian government, this latest military aid package will be used to continue providing critical satellite imagery to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as for additional, high-resolution drone cameras, winter gear, including portable heaters, thermal blankets and sleeping bags.
In October, the Department of National Defense of Canada approved the transfer of 500,000 pieces of winter equipment and gear to Ukraine. Contracts were signed with 11 Canadian companies. Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said the supply of winter gear, including jackets, pants, boots, and gloves, would be completed by late November.
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