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Weapons and equipment donated to Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) in other States, was not even unpacked upon arrival in the country. This was stated by the Minister of defense of Canada harjit Sajjan on radio Canada International after a visit to the country, reports “UKRINFORM”.
“I went to Ukraine and saw other States donated the equipment, which is gathering dust in ocean containers (we are talking about containers for transportation by sea — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said he.
Sajjan said that the new authorities in Kiev as soon as possible to define its military strategy and especially the role of Canada, which is now one of the main partners of Ukraine in this sphere. “What Canada is trying to achieve with their presence in Ukraine is to help them to develop an appropriate plan,” said the Minister.
According to him, the first APU should focus on the development of defense institutions, and not increase weapons supplies. “If you collect a little here and there, then it does not work”, — said Sajan.
Since 2014, Canada has provided Ukraine of goods, equipment and weapons for military and other purposes totaling $ 700 million. More than 10 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have been trained in this country. In addition to the canadian weapons to Kiev regularly supply the United States and other NATO countries.
In February it became known that one of the parts of Ukraine in Lviv oblast stolen American military equipment for UAH 4.5 million (10.8 million rubles, or 165 thousand dollars).
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