Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Wednesday that Canada will provide Ukraine with 10 replacement barrels to enable the sustainment of M777 howitzer artillery guns.
In a news release, the defence minister said this military aid, valued at approximately 9 million Canadian dollars (7.2 million U.S. dollars), complements Canada's previous donation of M777 howitzers, over 20,000 rounds of compatible artillery ammunition, and the Canadian Armed Forces' training of Ukrainian Forces in the use of this equipment.
U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his country is providing Ukraine with a package of additional security assistance worth 1 billion dollars, as well as 225 million dollars' worth of humanitarian assistance.
The United States has provided 4.6 billion dollars worth of military assistance for Ukraine amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency reported on Wednesday, citing data from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
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