Ukraine is involved in talks with Canadian arms manufacturers to purchase light weaponry, stated Rouslan Kats, the political counselor to the Canadian embassy in Ukraine and head of the foreign policy and diplomacy department during an interview with the UNN news agency. About a year ago Canada included Ukraine in the list of countries that Canadian companies can sell weapons to (Automatic Firearms Country Control List). This was not allowed before,” he told Uawire on Sunday. Kats also noted that next year the Canadian and UK embassies will act as NATO embassies in Ukraine, and Ukraine needs to take advantage of this to maintain its Euro-Atlantic aspirations. The Liberal cabinet approved for the Canadian defence contractors to sell weapons to Ukraine last December. The move puts Canada out ahead of the United States, which has been considering its own weapons sales. Ukrainian government’s long standing plea was a feature of 2016 meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Ukraine has prosecuted 75 personnel including more than 20 generals following explosions in military warehouses with more than $2 billion worth of ammunition being burnt over the last three years. “Most of the military arsenals in the country had to be closed by 2014 due to financial problems
Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125 for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country
Canada has received the first two F/A-18 multirole combat fighter jet from the Government of Australia. “Today, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the arrival of the first two interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining our current CF-18 Hornet fleet,” Canadian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Sunday
Canada's Combat Ship Team comprising of BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics as partners has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the CSC prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Friday
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has accused Russia of conducting a DdoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks on its websites simultaneously during the Kerch strait incident where Russia attacked and captured Ukrainian boats. “The divisions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces responsible for cybersecurity have transitioned to operating in combat mode,” Major General Volodymyr Rapko, head of the Ukrainian General Staffs Main Directorate for Communications and Information Systems was quoted as saying by
Ukraine has intellectual, organizational and financial capabilities to develop and manufacture its own nuclear weapons, a former Ukrainian envoy to NATO, Major General Petro Garashchuk claimed in an interview with a television channel. “I'll say it once more
Ukraine has successfully tested a new anti-ship cruise missile, ‘Neptune and a modernized S-125 surface-to-air missile system, at a firing range in the Odesa Oblast Wednesday. “The task set today to the cruise missiles is to demonstrate their effective range and their proximity in engaging above-water targets,” Olexandr Turchynov, the chairman of Ukraines Defense and Security Council was quoted as saying during a press briefing after the tests by
The Ukrainian Navy has accused the Russian forces to have opened fire on a group of its ships in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula late on Sunday striking two warships before seizing them. Three Ukrainian crew members sustained minor injuries
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