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Canada can't provide new weapons to Ukraine due to an exhaustion of inventory

Defence Minister Anita Anand says Canada can no longer supply weapons to Ukraine.

On March 16, Anand told host Vassy Kapelos on CBC's Power & Politics, "I believe the Canadian Armed Forces have exhausted the inventory to the extent that they are able to provide weapons."

For the purpose of ensuring the Canadian Armed Forces are well resourced, we need to stay on top of capacity issues.

During a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels, Anand made these comments.

According to the Department of National Defence (DND), Canada has already provided $82.8 million in military equipment to Ukraine.

4500 rocket launchers M72, 7,500 hand grenades, 100 Carl Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifles with 2,000 rounds of ammunition, machine guns, pistols, and carbines with 1.5 million rounds of ammunition make up the bulk of the lethal aid.

Anand said managing the needs of Canada’s military and of Ukraine is a “balancing act,” and her government is looking at other options such as working with other allied countries.

17 March 2022


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