Canada to supply batch of sniper rifles to Ukraine

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar said in an interview with Ukrinform news outlet that Ottawa and Kyiv are finalizing documents for the shipment of the Canadian sniper rifles to Ukraine.

"The processing of documents for the supply of sniper rifles is in the final stage. The delay was not from the Canadian side, but from the partners supplying the components. We hope, in the next few days or weeks, these weapons will be in Ukraine. It will also help open the doors for further cooperation between the two countries," said Bodnar.

According to him, the parties " also discussed setting up a special expedited line of communication at the level of Defense Ministers, who could communicate in detail about the needs of the Ukrainian army, transmit this information to the Canadian side and immediately understand what is possible to provide and what is not."

"I hope the first such contact will take place at the end of November," said Bodnar.

In 2017 Canada added Ukraine to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL), allowing Ukraine to apply for permits for the export of weapons.

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