Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand has published footage of a Canadian Leopard 2 tank being loaded onto a plane at an airport…reports Asian Lite News
Ukraine officials suspect Russia is preparing a large-scale bombardment as the one-year anniversary of its invasion nears. They believe the strikes could reach the country’s major cities, including the capital Kyiv.
This comes as more and more Western nations send weapons to Ukraine. The United States has now pledged precision-guided missiles and anti-aircraft batteries.
France and Italy will both send their SAMP/T anti-aircraft system in the spring.
Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand has published footage of a Canadian Leopard 2 tank being loaded onto a plane at an airport.
“The first Canadian Leopard 2 is en route,” Anand said. “Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering.”
US Attorney General Merrick Garland has authorised the government to begin using seized Russian money to aid Ukraine. The announcement came during a meeting between Garland and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin.
EU countries on Sunday implemented new price restrictions on the purchase of refined petroleum products from Russia. The 27 members reached the agreement at the recent summit in Kyiv.
Last week, the administration of US President Joe Biden has announced an additional round of security assistance for Ukraine with a total value of $2.2 billion.
The latest package was divided into two parts – $425 million through the Presidential Drawdown Authority, and $1.75 billion from the congressionally-approved Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.
What’s particularly noticeable in the materiel are long-range rockets for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems or HIMARS missile launchers that the United States have provided for Ukraine.
The new rockets are GPS-guided Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB) with a range of roughly 90 miles, more than doubling the 40-mile range that previous US-provided HIMARS-compatible missiles have.