Canada sends plane with military aid to Ukraine

Canada sends plane with military aid to Ukraine

A plane of the Canadian Armed Forces, C-177 Globemaster, carrying non-lethal military equipment departed for Ukraine, Ukrinform reports, referring to the Department of National Defense of Canada.

“This equipment includes personal protective and load carriage equipment, as well as surveillance and detection equipment,” reads the press release.

The department also added that a team of CAF personnel are accompanying the equipment “to assist with its integration, and to ensure Ukrainian security forces are properly trained on its function and maintenance.”

“These CAF personnel will then remain in Ukraine to provide additional mentoring to the Ukrainian security forces,” the department said.

As a reminder, since 2015, Canada has provided over $23 million in non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine. That equipment included items such as: communications systems used for field operations, a mobile field hospital, and explosive disposal equipment.

Last week Canada announced a three-year extension and significant expansion of the UNIFIER military training mission in Ukraine. Ottawa also promised increasing funding for development programs in Ukraine, strengthening intelligence cooperation and sending non-lethal equipment. However, Justin Trudeau's government has so far refrained from transferring arms to Ukraine.


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