Moscow, January 11 – The press service of the Ukrainian Air Force said on Wednesday that the NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system, which Canada will buy from the United States and transfer to Ukraine, will cost Ottawa $ 406 million.
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Tuesday that Ottawa will buy the NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system from the United States to meet Ukraine’s needs. In turn, the Russian ambassador to Canada, Oleg Stepanov, said that the upcoming Ottawa declaration of assistance to Kyiv looks ridiculous against the background of the country’s internal problems.
Anita Anand announced the purchase of the NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system and munitions from the United States, with their subsequent transfer to Ukraine. This assistance, valued at approximately $406 million, builds on an additional $500 million in military aid to Ukraine, announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 14, 2022,” said the Telegram channel of the Ukrainian Air Force.
According to the agency, the continued Canadian military support to Ukraine also includes a training mission – Operation Univer, the transfer of armored vehicles, artillery, drones and winter clothing, as well as the ongoing work of the Royal Canadian Air Force to transfer the military assistance provided. By Canada and NATO members and partners, which goes to Ukraine.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, noted that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.