• 24/07/2024 02:31

Canada will allocate $44 million for the defense of Ukraine

Canada will allocate 60 million Canadian dollars (about $44 million) for the defense of Ukraine. This was stated by Canadian Minister of National Defense Bill Blair, the press service of the Canadian government reports.

Canada will allocate $44 million for the defense of Ukraine

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Canadian assistance

Blair announced that Canada will make a new $60 million contribution to the UDCG Air Force Capability Coalition.

“This contribution will be aimed at supporting the creation of a sustainable F-16 fighter capability in Ukraine. In particular, the funds will help ensure the supply of vital materials and equipment for the F-16, such as spare parts, weapons stations, avionics and ammunition,” the message says.

It is noted that the contribution will complement Canada's previously announced support for the coalition to train F-16s for Ukraine.

In January, Blair announced that Canada would contribute to the training effort by providing civilian instructors, aircraft and support personnel under a contract with Montreal-based Top Aces. Inc. This support is estimated at approximately $15 million and will be provided from February 2024 to 2025.

Canada also provides English training to Ukrainian Air Force personnel at the Canadian Forces Language School.

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