Trudeau promises to arm Ukraine with modern military equipment

He noted that the light armored vehicles that Canada is going to transfer will be extremely effective.

“Right now it’s best to use things like howitzers, sniper rifles and other equipment that we send to Ukraine,” Trudeau said.

In addition, Ukrainians will receive an additional six high-resolution cameras for use on Bayraktar drones.

The agreement for the supply of armored support vehicles, which are exclusively for troop transport, will be accompanied by a support package and provided by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, based in London, Ontario. They differ from infantry fighting vehicles, which are equipped with a turret and a 25mm cannon.

The Canadian Army has ordered 360 armored support vehicles, and a senior official, speaking ahead of the announcement, said there is a commitment to replace what has been withdrawn from the army.

It is expected that the vehicles will go into service with Ukrainian troops this summer after a little preparation.

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