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Canada is ready to finance massive supplies of ammunition to Ukraine

Feb 21, 2024

Canada is ready to support the Czech Republic's initiative to urgently deliver tens of thousands of artillery shells to Ukraine.

This was reported by CBC News, citing sources in the Canadian Defense Ministry.

Although the details are still being finalized, the sources note that the Canadian government may allocate up to $30 million ($22 million) to implement the plan proposed at the opening of the Munich Security Conference by Czech President Petr Pavel.


Pavel said that the Czech Republic has found up to 800,000 NATO standard-caliber shells that it could send to Ukraine in a few weeks if it receives funding for delivery.

Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair said that Ottawa is in talks with the Czechs.

"I've signed a memorandum of understanding with one of our European allies, the Czech Republic, to possibly purchase munitions that they currently have in their possession, which would allow us to ... get them to Ukraine more quickly as we ramp up our own production," Blair said on Monday.

Author - Olena Madiak, 21/02/2024

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