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 Canada provides non-lethal equipment to Ukraine

Canada will contribute $1.2 million to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson announced yesterday, Censor.NET reports citing Gordon.

Canada will contribute $1.2 million to build additional capacity within the medical system of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence. Canada also delivered individual tactical medical kits today to 100 Ukrainian soldiers at a military base in Desna, north of Kyiv. The delivery, Canada's latest transfer of non-lethal equipment to Ukraine, took place at an event attended by Roman Waschuk, Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine, and Colonel Oleksiy Vukolov, commander of the Desna military base.

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"Canada is closely monitoring the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. What we have seen so far are hundreds of attacks on Ukrainian Forces by Russian-backed forces, which is cause for serious concern. Canada commends the Ukrainian people for their courage and resilience in the face of Russian aggression, and we will continue to support Ukraine as it works toward its future as a secure, stable and prosperous democracy," Nicholson said.

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Canada is providing a total of 1,600 tactical medical kits and a mobile field hospital. This is in addition to the donations provided in the last months, with Canada having provided the Ukrainian Armed Forces approximately 30,000 sets of coats, pants and ballistic eyewear, 70,000 pairs of cold and wet weather boots, 7,000 helmets, 2,300 protective vests, 300 first aid kits, 100 tents and 735 sleeping bags; 238 night-vision goggles are also being provided.

 
 
 
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