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Canada announces more military aid for Ukraine

  1. Donating an additional 6 Canadian-made drone cameras, on top of the 50 already delivered.
  2. Finalizing negotiations for up to 39 armoured combat support vehicles.
  3. Supporting NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe through Operation REASSURANCE:leading NATO’s multinational enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Latvia, as Framework Nation, since 2017;
  4. providing a General Officer and staff to Multinational Division Headquarters – North in Latvia;
  5. deploying CF-18 fighter aircraft to conduct surveillance and air policing activities in Europe. The next deployment will be in summer 2022;
  6. providing two Halifax-class frigates to the Standing NATO Maritime Groups, currently HMCS Halifax and HMCS Montreal, which will return to Canada in July 2022;
  7. providing two Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels to Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 which will be joining NATO in July 2022; and
  8. providing a CP-140 Aurora aircraft from February to July 2022.
  9. Supporting training and capacity building efforts in the Middle East under Operation IMPACT, including through NATO Mission Iraq; and
  10. Deploying personnel to NATO’s Kosovo Force.
  11. Canada has also placed 3,400 Canadian Armed Forces personnel across all branches of the service at a higher state of readiness to deploy to the NATO Response Force should these forces be requested by NATO.
  12. Canada is also providing two CC-130 Hercules aircraft, operating out of the United Kingdom, to support Allies’ bilateral donations to Ukraine.
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