These new funds nearly double the initial military aid package announced by Canada half a year ago.
The decision of the Canadian government to increase assistance was announced at the G20 Summit in Bali by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
Ukraine’s military has made incredible progress reclaiming ground and Canada’s military contributions have been integral in their counter offensive to-date. The $500 million in new military aid announced today will ensure that we continue to meet Ukraine’s military momentum with the military aid that it needs to fight and win,” said Anita Anand, Minister of National Defense of Canada.
According to the official press office announcement, these funds will be spent to purchase military, surveillance, and communications equipment, fuel, and medical supplies.
To this date, Canada has provided a variety of different military equipment, including LAV armored combat support vehicles, M777 howitzers and ammunition, anti-tank missiles, Excalibur long-range precision artillery shells, small arms, M72 rocket launchers, drone cameras, and winter clothing for Ukrainian soldiers. This country also provided military support to Ukraine before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.