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Military aid to Ukraine: Canada will begin transferring 450 SkyRanger drones in summer

Military aid to Ukraine: Canada will begin transferring 450 SkyRanger drones in summer Photo: SkyRanger drone (

Canada will start transferring 450 multi-purpose SkyRanger drones to Ukraine in the summer, while Lithuania will allocate 3 million euros for FPV drones, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

As reported, during a meeting of the leading group of the drone coalition held the day before, Ukraine informed its partners about the situation on the battlefield and the urgent needs to repel enemy attacks.

Following the meeting:

  • Canada will begin the transfer of 450 multi-purpose UAVs SkyRanger in the summer
  • Lithuania will allocate 3 million euros for the production of FPV drones for Ukraine
  • The Netherlands confirmed their intention to contract a batch of Heidrun RQ-35 drones for 200 million euros in cooperation with Denmark and Germany
  • Germany will transfer reconnaissance drones VECTOR 211.

"The situation on the front line is changing daily, with the enemy continuing to attack civilian objects, especially the energy infrastructure. We need tools for an asymmetric response. The time for discussing solutions is running out; we need it now," stated Kateryna Chernohorenko, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

In turn, the Minister of Defense of Latvia, Andris Sprūds, called on those present to remember daily that the war continues, so it's time for all participants to join in supporting the initiative, which is gaining momentum and awaits the accession of new countries.

Drone coalition

On December 12, 2023, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Rustem Umerov, and his Latvian counterpart, Andris Sprūds, discussed the creation of a drone coalition.

In January, Sprūds mentioned that over 20 countries had already joined the drone coalition, including:

  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Lithuania
  • Estonia
  • Netherlands

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the group of Alliance countries wants to provide Ukrainian defenders with a million drones as part of military assistance.

As Umerov reported, the drone coalition officially launched on February 17th.