Et tu, Canada?
This is partly due to political pressure from the influential ultra-nationalist Ukrainian-Canadian community.
From Fort Russ
February 18, 2018 – FRN –
Politnavigator – by Inessa Sinchougova
The Canadian company Colt Canada plans to sign a contract for the supply of 100,000 new assault rifles for the Ukrainian army.
In January, Colt Canada representatives held a “fact-finding meeting” with government officials in Ukraine.
According to Alex Payne, manager of Colt Canada, this is only the beginning of a process that can last up to two years, because Ukraine must determine what type of weapons it needs and where it is best to get them.
Payne noted that Colt Canada hopes to hold a demonstration of weapons in Ukraine in the summer.
As noted, in December the Government of Canada amended the rules of exports, allowing the sale of weapons and small arms to Ukraine.