Canadian authorities have sent a new fleet of artillery and ammunition, including howitzers, to Ukraine to help European nations counter the new Russian offensive launched from the east.
Material includes four M-777 howitzersDefense Minister Anita Anand said in a statement on Friday.
However, the Canadian broadcaster CBC He added that these were four of the Howitzers that Ottawa had purchased during the war in Afghanistan, according to security sources who had been consulted anonymously.
“As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised earlier this week, Canada has provided heavy artillery to Ukrainian security forces at the request of Ukraine.Mentioned in the press release.
He added “For this purpose, Canada has now supplied several M777 howitzers and related ammunition to the Ukrainian security forces along with our US allies.”
The ship also contained an unknown amount of anti-attack ammunition.As requested by the Government of Ukraine.
“As Ukrainians fight to defend their sovereignty, liberty and freedom, Canada is committed to continuing to provide Ukraine with the military equipment it needs to fight and win this war. “Anand added in the statement.
The French company Thales has been accused of selling security goods to Russia in violation of sanctions
In the meantime, On Friday, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency accused the French security apparatus group Thales of selling equipment used to kill civilians to Russia, in defiance of sanctions. Thales rejects claims.
“A family tried to escape, but was killed by Russian assassins,” tweeted Mikhail Podoliak, an adviser to the president. “As shown now, he was killed in 2015 by French weapons sold in violation of sanctions,” he added.
Was contacted by AFP, Thales, the French government, has denied violating sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine in 2014.
“Thales has always complied with French and international rules, including the 2014 European sanctions against Russia,” the panel said.
The company added “No defense equipment export agreement has been signed with Russia since 2014 and no supplies have been made to Russia since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.”After insisting that he decided to stop operating in Russia.
In his message on Twitter, Bodoliyak recreates a video of a Ukrainian blogger Pavlo Kashchuk analyzing the damage to the car in which the body of the murdered woman was found in Pucha, near Q.
“How could poorly trained Russian soldiers be able to shoot so accurately with post-Soviet equipment?” Kashuk was surprised.
The blogger said the answer to this question was found in the nearby town of Vorzel, where Ukrainian forces seized four BMD-4 armored vehicles from Russia.
Thus said Kashuk These vehicles were equipped with sophisticated fire control systems, technology sold by Thales to Russia.
In his video, The blogger also showed a heat camera that was allegedly recovered from an abandoned Russian tank. It shows the Thales logo and the words “Made in Russia” dated 06/16. Kashchuk said it was assembled in Russia from Thales components.
“This is one of several plans to allow French companies to bypass the ban.”Said.
The “threat” of airstrikes from Belarus continues; Ukraine
Civilians of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stressed this Friday that the “enemy continues to lead large-scale armed aggression.” It is once again operating from the other side of the Belarusian border, where the “threat” of airstrikes continues.
“There is an increase in radio intelligence and electronic warfare systems along the border with Ukraine’s Belarusian region Gomel,” reports General Staff, which reports on posts created by Minsk to interfere with communications around other border areas.
In addition, “The enemy undertook training of additional forces and air defense equipment”The report therefore emphasizes that “the threat of missile strikes against targets of civilian and military infrastructure in Ukraine from the territory of the Republic of Belarus continues.”
“Reconstruction of enemy troops continues”, Ukrainian officials point out, in other cases, the siege of the city of Kharkov or the bombing of the city of Maripol.
* With information from AFP and Europa Press
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