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Ukraine-Russia war: Canada working on providing more weapons to Ukraine


Picture Courtesy: The Globe and Mail

After an emergency meeting of NATO leaders, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he is looking for ways to provide more weapons to Ukraine. This comes after the Canadian defense minister Anita Anand has acknowledged publicly that the Canadian military's stock of surplus weapons available for donation is largely depleted.


Justin Trudeau said, "We'll continue to try and help out in the best possible way we can, and as [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been asking for various new pieces of equipment, we're looking at what we can send. At the same time, we're also committed to looking at procuring that equipment directly for Ukrainians.”


He, however, did not provide any details on how Canada will contribute to this situation. He announced sanctions against 160 members of the Russian Federation Council. NATO said it expected member nations to submit their revised defense spending plans by the time NATO leaders meet again in June.


Ukrainian Prime Minister issued an appeal to NATO earlier asking for more weapons his country urgently needs to fight off Russia's invasion.


Canada has sent or promised the following types of equipment to Ukraine so far: machine guns, carbines, handguns, ammunition, and anti-tank rockets, along with non-lethal items like flak vests and field rations.

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