Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand announced the transfer of 200 Senator armored personnel carriers to Ukraine during her working visit to Kyiv on Jan. 18, the press service of the Canadian government has reported.
Anand met with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov and confirmed that Canada will continue to support Ukraine and provide it with “the defense capabilities that it needs to fight and win.”
She condemned Russian attacks on Ukrainian settlements and critical infrastructure.
The ministers also discussed the upcoming meeting in the Ramstein format of Ukraine’s military allies, which will take place on Jan. 20.
Anand clarified that the new package of military aid to Ukraine, which includes 200 Senator armored personnel carriers, is a response to a specific request from the Ukrainian side for these vehicles. This aid is valued at over $90 million and is allocated as part of the additional $500 million in military aid for Ukraine announced by Prime Minister Trudeau in November 2022.
The press service of the Canadian government noted that Roshel’s Senator APCs are “security task vehicles that are easily maneuverable and adaptable.”
“The vehicles offer state-of-the-art, best-in-class technology and weapons can easily be mounted on them. These vehicles allow for the safe transport of personnel and equipment, and medical evacuations. The vehicles’ armor will help shield troops when they are unable to avoid danger.”
Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, Canada has provided over $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including NASAMS air defense systems, 39 combat infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank weapons, M777 howitzers, ammunition and more.
Also, Canadian military personnel train Ukrainian servicemen in the United Kingdom and Poland as part of the UNIFIER mission, which has been in effect since 2015.