Canada announces shipment of over 800 drones to Ukraine amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Canada has declared its intention to send more than 800 domestically produced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Ukraine, which has been in a state of war with Russia since February 24, 2022.

According to a statement from the Canadian Ministry of Defense, Ukraine will receive over 800 "SkyRanger R70" model UAVs.

The statement emphasized that these UAVs, with a total value of more than 70 million dollars, will be a significant contribution to Ukraine's defense, SIA reports.

The announcement highlighted the critical importance of UAVs in gathering reconnaissance information and noted their potential use for transporting materials.

It was mentioned in the statement that these UAVs, particularly effective in low-light conditions and adverse weather, will assist Ukrainian soldiers in recognizing any heat sources from a considerable distance.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, marking the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Putin stated that the purpose behind the invasion was to prevent Kyiv from joining NATO, maintain it within Russia's sphere of influence, and demilitarize the country, claiming it was to cleanse it from "Nazism."

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