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Canadian Heavy Artillery and Ammunition Has Been Sent to Ukraine

Following the prime minister's promise to send heavy artillery to the embattled country, Canada has sent M777 howitzers and ammunition to the Ukrainian Security Forces.

According to the Department of National Defense, the M777 towed howitzer has a range of 30 kilometers. The equipment provided is part of the Armed Forces inventory and will be replenished, the government said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, unveiled a list of equipment that Kiev's military needs to combat Russia earlier this month. This includes heavy artillery guns and ammunition.

A spokesman for Defence Minister Anita Anand refused to confirm any further details Friday, saying the Ukrainians have asked allies to be careful about what information is being shared.

23 April 2022


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