Ukrainian Ambassador: Kyiv will receive first shipment of weapons from Canada

In 2019, Ukraine may receive the first batch of Canadian sniper rifles, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Serhiy Shevchenko told in an interview with Ukrinform.

“We have already received permission from the Canadian government to purchase high-quality sniper rifles that currently hold the world record for firing range. I expect the first batch of rifles to be delivered to Ukraine this year,” Shevchenko said.

The ambassador spoke about the need to look for various forms of cooperation with Canada in the arms sector. “We view this as a joint investment in security and new technologies, something that Canada is also interested in. The arms market loves silence, so I cannot disclose details. I believe that we have all chances to see the first practical results of our cooperation,” he said.

It was reported earlier that a Canadian arms company signed a contract for the supply of sniper rifles to Ukraine.

In December 2017, Canada added Ukraine to the list of countries to which firearms can be supplied.

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