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Canada to provide aid to Ukraine: Military package details

Canada to provide aid to Ukraine: Military package details Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Today, on November 24, Canada announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine. It involves small arms, according to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.

"Ukraine continues to need support for their defense," Trudeau stated.

According to him, Canada will be providing Ukrainian forces with 11,000 assault rifles and over 9 million rounds of ammunition manufactured by Colt Canada, based in Ontario.

Trudeau made these remarks during a joint press conference with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

The politicians also discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia.

Canada's assistance

Despite being geographically distant from Ukraine, Canada, alongside the United States, has supported Ukrainians in the territorial war initiated by Russia.

Canada has provided military, financial, humanitarian, and political support and has backed sanctions against Russia. In May 2022, after the liberation of northern Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kyiv.

In September 2023, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Canada for the first time since the war began.

Recently, it was announced that Canada would allocate 1.3 billion Canadian dollars (over 947 million US dollars) in military aid to Ukraine. These funds will be disbursed by 2026.