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News from Ukraine: Canada sends more artillery

Canada is sending an additional 20,000 artillery rounds to Ukraine for the Ukrainian army to use in its continued defense against the Russians.

This ammunition – 155 mm caliber, as well as fuses and charging bags – is donated, but costs 98 million dollars, according to the government.

Artillery can be fired from artillery guns, including the M777 howitzers that Canada has already sent.

Defense Minister Anita Anand made the announcement Tuesday at a Ukrainian cultural center in Victoria, British Columbia.

Anand said this shipment of additional military aid “will be crucial in Ukraine’s ongoing struggle to defend its eastern territory”, and that “work is already underway to deliver this aid to Ukraine as quickly as possible. “.

This is the last round of military aid Canada has provided to Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

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