This article details aid given to Ukraine before and during the invasion of the country by Russian forces.

The table is constantly being updated, if something isn’t here it’ll be added soon.

I’m currently helping to produce the table below for this Wikipedia page as part of efforts to have information collated in one place, the table is being shared here under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0.

Sovereign stateAid provided
 AustraliaAustralian Government approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • non-lethal military equipment on Feb 25, 2022.[1][2]
  • lethal military equipment on 28 Feb, 2022.[3][4]
 AustriaChancellor – Karl Nehammer approved military aid for Ukraine:

 AzerbaijanPresident – Ilham Aliyev approved aid for Ukraine:

  • €5 million of medical supplies and equipment
  • free fuel for ambulances and vehicles of the State Emergency Service at SOCAR petrol stations
 BelgiumBelgian Government announced that it will send Ukraine the following:

  • 2000 machine guns, 3800 tons of fuel and personal military protective equipment on Feb 26, 2022.[8][9]
  • 3000 machine guns and 200 anti-tank weapons on Feb 27, 2022.[9][10]
 Bulgaria
  • unspecified number of clothes, shoes, tents, sheets, blankets[11]
 CanadaPrime Minister – Justin Trudeau approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • non-lethal military equipment on Feb 3, 2022.[12]
  • $7.8 million worth of lethal military equipment on Feb 14, 2022.[13][14]
 CroatiaCroatian Minister of Defence – Mario Banožić approved military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine:

  • 124 million kuna (€16.5 million) worth of lethal military equipment, including infantry weapons and protective equipment.[16][17]
 Czech RepublicCzech Ministry of Defense approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • 36.6 million korunas worth of lethal military equipment on Jan 26, 2022.[18][19]
  • 188 million korunas worth of lethal military equipment on Feb 26, 2022.[20][21]
  • 400 million korunas worth of lethal military equipment on Feb 27, 2022.[22][23]
 Denmark
  • Parts for 300 or more man-portable air-defense systems (model FIM-92 Stinger, to be assembled by US before shipping), on Feb 27, 2022.[24]
  • 2 700 light anti-tank weapons (model M72 LAW), on Feb 28, 2022.[25]
 Estonia
  • Javelin anti-tank weapons systems on February 18, 2022[26]
 FinlandThe Finnish Government approved financial and military aid for Ukraine:

  • €14 million ($15.6 million) increase to financial aid on Feb 24, 2022.[27][28]
  • 2,000 bulletproof vests, 2,000 composite helmets, 100 stretchers, equipment for two emergency medical care stations on Feb 27, 2022.[29][30]
  • 2,500 assault rifles with 150,000 cartridges, 1,500 disposable anti-tank weapons and 70,000 field rations on Feb 28, 2022.[31]
 FrancePresident – Emmanuel Macron

  • €300 million ($337.56 million), on Feb 25, 2022.[32]
  • unspecified defensive weapons and fuel, on Feb 26, 2022.[33][34]
 GermanyChancellor – Olaf Scholz approved military aid for Ukraine:

 Greece
  • Unspecified numbers of portable rocket launchers, ammunition and Kalashnikov rifles, on Feb 28, 2022.[39]
 Hungary
  • 28 tonnes of food and 100,000 litres of vehicle fuel on February 28, 2022[40]
 IrelandMinister for Foreign Affairs – Simon Coveney approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • €9 million worth of non-lethal military equipment on Feb 27, 2022.[41][42][43]
 Israel
  • 100 tons of humanitarian aid, including 17 tons of medicines and medical equipment, water purification systems and emergency water supply kits, and thousands of tents, blankets, sleeping bags, and coats.[44]
 ItalyItalian Minister of Foreign Affairs – Luigi Di Maio approved military aid for Ukraine:

 JapanPrime Minister – Fumio Kishida approved military aid for Ukraine:

 Latvia
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems on February 23, 2022[50]
  • 30 truckloads of individual equipment and supplies (including helmets, dried food, medical devices and medicine)[51]
 Lithuania
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems on February 13, 2022[52]
 NetherlandsMinister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation – SchreinemacherMinister of Foreign Affairs – Hoekstra and Minister of Defence – Ollongren approved military aid for Ukraine on 18 February 2022 for a total value of 7.4 million:[53][54]

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation – SchreinemacherMinister of Foreign Affairs – Hoekstra and Minister of Defence – Ollongren approved military aid for Ukraine on 27 February 2022:[55][56][57]

 New Zealand
  • initial pledge of $2 million to support health facilities on the ground and providing basic needs – such as food and hygiene items[58]
 NorwayPrime Minister – Jonas Gahr Støre approved humanitarian aid for Ukraine:

(Flown to Poland on Feb 28 afternoon, 2022.[61])

 Poland
 PortugalPresident – Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • Undisclosed amount of automatic rifles (model H&K G3) and “other military equipment”, on Feb 27, 2022.[68][69]
 RomaniaPresident – Klaus Iohannis approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • €3 million ($3.3 million) worth of non-lethal military equipment on Feb 28, 2022.[70][71]
    • fuel, bulletproof vests, combat helmets, ammunition, food, water, and medicines, also blocks to Russian media state outlets in country
 SlovakiaSlovakian Government approved the following aid:

 South Korea
  • $10 million USD in humanitarian aid announced on 28 Feb, 2022.[72]
  • An undisclosed amount of uniforms and military gear to be sent to Ukraine, delivered via NATO.[73]
  • Bilateral ODA to be increased by designating Ukraine as a 중점협력국 “Priority Cooperation Country”.[73]
  • Market release of some of the petroleum which Korea holds as part of its strategic war reserve, as well as re-selling LNG to Europe as part of “international efforts to help Ukraine.”[74][75]
 SpainKing – Felipe VI approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • 20 tons of humanitarian aid worth more than €150,000, on Feb 27, 2022.[76][77][78]
 SwedenMinister of Defence Peter Hultqvist together with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson proposed on 27 February 2022 military aid for Ukraine which was approved by the Riksdag on the 28 February:[79]

  • 500 million Swedish krona ($52.9 million), on 28 Feb. 2022.[80]
  • 5 000 AT4 light anti-tank weapons, on 28 Feb. 2022.[81]
  • 5 000 M90 helmets, on 28 Feb. 2022.[81]
  • 5 000 bulletproof vests model 18, on 28 Feb. 2022.[81]
  • 135 000 field rations, on 28 Feb. 2022.[81]

Development Aid Minister Matilda Ernkrans presented on 27 February 2022 100 million Swedish krona towards humanitarian aid in Ukraine distributed as follows:[82][83]

  • 50 million SEK for the UN Refugee Agency
  • 30 million SEK for the UN Humanitarian Land Fund
  • 20 million SEK for the International Committee of the Red Cross
 Taiwan
  • 27 tonnes of medical supplies[84]
 Turkey
  • Unspecified number of blankets, tents, sleeping bags, cleaning and hygiene materials as well as five specialists, one mobile kitchen and one disaster response vehicle.[85]
 United Kingdom
  • Trained 22,000 Ukrainian troops since 2015 as part of Operational Orbital.[86]
  • Delivered “thousands” of NLAW anti-armour weapons.[87]
  • Sale of two Sandown-class minehunter minehunters.[88]
  • £1.7bn agreement to support the acquisition of eight missile craft and one frigate.[89]
  • Deployment of RC-135W Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft to provide information on size and position of Russian forces.[90]
  • £40 million of further humanitarian aid to Ukraine.[91]
  • Increased the amount of financial support available to Ukraine.[92]
  • Unspecified further military aid, on Feb 28, 2022.[93]
 United StatesFormer President – Barack Obama approved military aid for Ukraine:

Former President – Donald Trump approved military aid for Ukraine:

President – Joe Biden approved military aid for Ukraine:

  • 90 tons of lethal military equipment on Jan 22, 2021.[113][114]
  • $125 million of lethal military equipment on Mar 1, 2021.[115][116]
  • $150 million of lethal military equipment on Jun 11, 2021.[117][118]
  • $60 million of lethal military equipment on Sep 1, 2021.[119][120][121]
  • $200 million on Jan 19, 2022.[122][123][124]
  • $350 million of lethal military equipment, on Feb 25, 2022.[125][126][127]
Intergovernmental organizationAid provided
 EU
  • €450 million worth of lethal weapons.[128]
  • €50 million worth of non-lethal aid.[129]
 NATO
  • Undisclosed amount of man-portable air-defense systems and light anti-tank weapons, on Feb 28, 2022.[130]
  • Undisclosed amount of humanitarian and economical aid.

I’m working on the above table for this Wikipedia page, it’s being shared here under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0; please feel free to use it as you wish under this licence. 

What’s happening now?

The bulk of Putin’s ground forces remain more than 30km to the north of Kyiv their advance having been slowed by Ukrainian forces defending Hostomel airfield, a key Russian objective for day one of the conflict.

An update on the progress of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

What happened over the weekend?

26th February

  • Heavy fighting was reported to the south of Kyiv, near the city of Vasylkiv.
  • The Ukrainian General Staff claimed that a Ukrainian Su-27 fighter had shot down a Russian Il-76 transport plane carrying paratroopers near Vasylkiv.
  • A second Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport plane was shot down near Bila Tserkva, 85 kilometres (50 miles) south of Kyiv, according to two American officials with direct knowledge of conditions on the ground in Ukraine. However, no evidence verifying either of the events was released.
  • Around 03:00, more than 48 explosions in 30 minutes were reported around Kyiv, as the Ukrainian military was reported to be fighting near the CHP-6 power station in the northern neighbourhood of Troieshchyna.
  • The BBC reported the attack may be an attempt to cut off electricity to the city. Heavy fighting was reported near the Kyiv Zoo and the Shuliavka neighbourhood.
  • Early on 26 February, the Ukrainian military said it had repelled a Russian attack on an army base located on Peremohy Avenue, a main road in Kyiv; it also claimed to have repelled a Russian assault on the city of Mykolaiv on the Black Sea.

27th February

  • Overnight, a gas pipeline outside Kharkiv was reported to have been blown up by a Russian attack, while an oil depot in the village of Kriachky near Vasylkiv ignited after being hit by missiles.
  • Heavy fighting near the Vasylkiv airbase prevented firefighters from tackling the blaze.
  • The Presidential Office claimed that the Zhuliany Airport was also bombed.
  •  Russian-backed separatists in Luhansk province claimed an oil terminal in the town of Rovenky was hit by a Ukrainian missile.
  • Later, President Putin directed the Russian Defence Minister and Chief of the General Staff to put Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces in a “special regime of combat duty.”
  • Several Russian banks were removed from SWIFT, and Turkey proclaimed that a state of war exists in the Black Sea, allowing it to intercept ships of the Russian Navy.
  • The European Union banned Russian aircraft from its airspace.
George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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OldSchool
OldSchool
1 month ago

Wow. France hasn’t even given a pack of chewing gum!

Pmichael
Pmichael
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

Pretty sure France has provided the most equipment before the conflict has started

SwindonSteve
SwindonSteve
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

Have you got a signed PoD?

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

The article says ‘before’ and during the conflict.

What did Macron give, a few fresh bread sticks to the Kremlin when he visited?

I’m sure he will laud up the EU package as being French.

Pmichael
Pmichael
1 month ago
Reply to  James

The article isn’t complete because it lacks the €300m aid from France for example. It also forgets that France was one of the few nations ready to export military equipment to Ukraine.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

Being ready to and actually doing it are very different things.

All it says online is that France proposed the €300 million package but nothing after that.

Has it actually happened, is it signed off, have they delivered a single thing?

I really hope it’s being kept out of the press so the Russians don’t know what has been sent.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Don’t forget which country sold the gun sights for Russia newer tanks and wanted to sell two Mistrals……

France didn’t just sit on the fence up to 2014 but it actively derailed EU actions as it didn’t want to mess up the Mistral and other deals.

Really unbelievably stupid of France to sell those systems to the Russians given that by that point in time Putin was clearly up to no good.

James
James
1 month ago

Very valid point id actually totally forgot about the Mistral deal and France’s willingness to just supply the Russians with arms.

Hermes
Hermes
1 month ago
Reply to  James

It was 20 years ago, when the hopes about the Russia-Europe relations was totally on another plan…

Maybe you should do some updates…

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

I’d have loved it if they had got the Mistral’s and seeing them used to invade Ukraine…not that it would bother France, they will sell anything to anyone.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay

Like we sold the T42 to Argentina?

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

We weren’t at war, France kept helping argies during the war with several applications for Exocet

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

The Exocet myth was one of the great canards of the time.

The French cooperated in wasting the Argentinians time in not getting more missiles.

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Macron didn’t want to upset Russia as he was trying to be a hero with ‘talks’, probably still bitter about not being able to sell them the Mistral amphib carriers. Imagine how embarrassing it would be for France to see Russia using them now in the Black Sea landing troops on Ukraine.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay

Yeah goodness imagine if they did get them and used them. Putin would probably even put a French flag on them just as a major middle finger to the west.

ChariotRider
ChariotRider
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

Actually I think that honour goes to the US… Nevertheless, the French do appear to be moving quickly now that the war has started.

Cheers CR

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

What exactly?

Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago
Reply to  Pmichael

Not true. Little to nothing given by France. Probably because Macron was lauding up his diplomatic manoeuvres before the war. Foolishly believing Putin’s promises that he wasnt going to invade. The EU, France and Germany all have been slow, complacent and uncaring towards the threat and now look like piss poor partners and allies.

ChariotRider
ChariotRider
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

According to Reuters France is sending defensive military aid to the Ukraine and is considering offensive military aid.

I have seen other reports that the value of the aid is about 300Euros..! If true that is a considerable quantity weapons.

Cheers CR

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

Yes, this list is not complete.

Hermes
Hermes
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

France has send:

-military equipment (We dont have the list, but we heard about Milan and Eryx).
-More than 80 tons of medical supplies.
-Unlock 1.2B€ of help (Maybe the funds for the medical supplies and weapons?)

dan
dan
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

France still hasn’t learned their lesson from WW2. ugh

Lordtemplar
Lordtemplar
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

List in incomplete. On feb 25, Bruno Le Maire (French Minister of the Economy) announced €300m aid in defensive weapons for Ukraine. France is now speaking about sending offensive weapons. Furthermore France has sent humanitarian aid for refugees in Poland and Moldova Furthermore France already has 200 troops in Estonia and 500 in Romania (armoured vehicles, planes) as well as air policing over Poland. If you had not noticed, the EU is trying to show unity and speak with one one voice. France has been one of the most vocal about helping Ukraine, whereas some other EU countries were not… Read more »

Lordtemplar
Lordtemplar
1 month ago
Reply to  George Allison

Sorry it wasnt on the list when i typed the response. You must have amended the list while i was writing.

Last edited 1 month ago by Lordtemplar
farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  George Allison

George,
I’m afraid I haven’t a scooby how to input data into Wiki, but heres a little something you might like to add (from today)

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Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago
Reply to  George Allison

Excellent point. Otherwise the UK list wound say.
Prince of Wales carrier group deployed as NATO standing flagship.
HMS Diamond about to deploy to eastern Med.
Reinforced army battle group Royal Welsh in Estonia. 1850 troops. Reinforced company sized units too Poland. Including engineers, CVRT scout squadron and infantry.
Apache deployment to Estonia
Air policing reinforced typhoon deployments to Estonia, Poland , Romania and Cyprus.
In summary significantly more (with less) support than France.

James
James
1 month ago

Fair play to Czech, Denmark and Poland for stepping up into the situation.

Also South Korea for looking at the bigger picture from a financial point of view.

ChariotRider
ChariotRider
1 month ago

Also, I think Turkey has provided drones to the Ukrainians as well as the Poles.

I would like to know how many drones and aircraft have and are to be provided to Ukraine. Anything north of 100 drones pre-conflict and I can see why the Russian’s are apparently struggling.

Troubling times.

CR

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  ChariotRider

The Turkish drones were bought.

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

Turks are giving humanitarian help.

Greece is not on the list but they will be supplying

“Greece is sending ammunition, “Kalashnikov-type assault rifles” and missile launchers to Ukraine, authorities say.”

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

The Ukrainians have “Kalashnikov-type assault rifles” coming out of their ears.

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

Checking the numbers there were about 7-10m guns in the country a year or two ago.

So probably room for more.

Lordtemplar
Lordtemplar
1 month ago
Reply to  ChariotRider

To date Turkey sold and delivered 6 TB2 drones to Ukraine. There were plans to purchase additional ones, and have some sort of Ukranian involvement in the production, but not sure where things stand now due to current events.

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  Lordtemplar

It was reported 3 weeks ago (08/02/22) by Lt. Col. Yuri Ignat, a Ukrainian air force spokesperson, the Ukraine had 22 TBs

Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago
Reply to  ChariotRider

The best thing Turkey could do would be to ghost and monitor every Russian ship in the black sea and close the Dardenelles to any Russian combatant for the foreseable future.

John
John
1 month ago

Am fascinated by the jets being supplied. Anyone know more about this? Numbers, type, pilot training etc.

JohninMK
JohninMK
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Mig-29s as operated already by Ukraine so no training needed. Plan appears to be that UkAF pilots go to Poland (rumoured to already be there) and I think Croatia and Slovakia, to fly them home. These are aircraft currently in service and around half of those countries fleets.

The plan is to then replace the gifted planes with something like F-16s.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Oh, you are back.

Why are diving into this comment?

Or are you just parroting my online conversation with others first thing this morning?

That said, there is nothing in your comment that an intelligent and informed person would not have guessed.

But I am guessing that you are trying to precipitate a conversation so someone lets something slip?

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
1 month ago

He must never discover the millions of pork pies that we’ve flown in … (Oh, b*gger!)

JohninMK
JohninMK
1 month ago

Perhaps because I was able to answer a question?

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Go away nazi lover, you were easy to spot as a troll from day one.

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago

Just a sad troll mate like many who infect the Internet nowadays trying to use disinformation and waffle general shite to cause issues. However this one is so bad, from day one and his first post it was suspect. He’s as crap as the Russkie Army.

Tams
Tams
1 month ago

My, has JohninMK’s tone changed now that Putin has actually gone and done it. 😂

JohninMK
JohninMK
1 month ago
Reply to  Tams

Just run out of hours in the day, cloakroom refurb took over. Just posting when I can add info.

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Not at all, your posting as your controller has noticed your lack of posts, and now you have to post reasonable comments, not as much of the Putin loving drivel, in order to get into a conversation, seem more reasonable and then once embedded again you start your Putin fetish shite all over again. Typical easy to spot troll routine.

JohninMK
JohninMK
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Correction. It is Bulgaria not Croatia. There are an estimated 55 Mig-29s in those countries so half is 25ish.

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Condemnation of Putins actions please?

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Time to go away bot troll. Your skills at trolling are as sad and pathetic as your dreamboat Putins soldiers. Without doubt there has been absolutely no change in the awful skills and drills in your Russkie soldiers from the days of the cold War. Time for you to condemn the invasion by Putin and stop supporting his Nazi actions. But, then again there are many many false accounts like yours causing a disease on the Internet. Anyway how’s your rubel doing, the economy? Mmmmmm your poster boy misjudged just about fucking everything, didn’t he.

Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Ex Polish and East German Mig 29s for sure. Number wise maybe upto 24 I would think could be made air worthy. Useful but by no means a balance of power changing number.

JohninMK
JohninMK
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr Bell

Updated post. So far only the Poles look to be probably supplying. They have 40 Mig-29 of which the 26 serviceable look as if they might end up in Ukraine.

Last edited 1 month ago by JohninMK
Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  JohninMK

Any condemnation of Putin, use of cluster bombs, and civilian casualties? Oh dear yout second rate Russkie military have really gone third rate hasn’t they, you must be disappointed.

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago

Slovakia to send artillery ammunition, fuel worth 11 mln euros to Ukraine
Feb 27 (Reuters) – Finland is considering whether to send weapons to Ukraine directly, Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said on Sunday, in what would be a departure from its long-standing policy of not allowing weapons to be exported to war zones.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

Also very big move from Switzerland to back EU sanctions despite being ‘Neutral’

The world is very much stepping up against Putin.

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Finland MOD protests politicians decision, i guess they are afraid of war getting to them
“We can’t afford to give anything away”.

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago

Might be nice if the U.K. was given a pat on the back as we have been involved since 2015. If the Ukranian army is well trained it may well be down to all the support they’ve had from the U.K.

Mark Franks
Mark Franks
1 month ago
Reply to  Geoff Roach

We don’t like to overstate things in the UK, it’s not the British way.

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Franks

Very true Mark…..I’m very shy myself!

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Geoff Roach

Plus Canada, but they are even more polite than we are. Unless you call them Yanks.

Am I allowed to link to a vid about the history of the Canadian Navy that I enjoyed? By Drachinifel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa0ahtwzTI8

Scout
Scout
1 month ago

This is just a copy and paste of a Wikipedia page with no credit or sources given. Even worse, this is just becoming more out of date as it’s not updated like the wiki will be. A hyperlink would’ve been more useful, open and honest.

Scout
Scout
1 month ago
Reply to  George Allison

Ahh okay, good work George! Just thought people putting in effort to track this weren’t getting credit for it.

James Horus
James Horus
1 month ago
Reply to  Scout

The table literally says where it’ from and that it’s being shared in the appropriate way, if you can’t read that’s not the guys problem.

Scout
Scout
1 month ago
Reply to  James Horus

The note you’re referring to was added after my first comment.

Interesting that this caused you to post your first ever comment on this site, perhaps you usually post under a different name, who knows!

dan
dan
1 month ago

Socialist Canada doing the minimum. Big surprise.
Btw, Brazil refuses to condemn Putin. Let’s hope we sanction those cowards!

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  dan

Dan, Canada has been helping the Ukraine since 1991, after 2014 it has been one of the leading nations helping Ukraine, I quote: Development assistance Since January 2014, Canada has been one of Ukraine’s leading bilateral development assistance partners, having committed more than $250 million in development assistance. Our international assistance in Ukraine is guided by the Feminist International Assistance Policy. In July 2018, we committed up to $50 million ($35 million for development assistance) annually in support of: socio-economic programs across the country building a strong and accountable democracy contributing to peace and security in Ukraine and the region as a… Read more »

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Last edited 1 month ago by farouk
Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  dan

Canada have been training Ukraine armed forces since 2015, like the UK.

They have trained 33k Ukr Armed Forces people, and had 200 people out there doing it.

Cost of all their support approx. cost $900 million.

Operation Unifier. They can be proud.
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/operations/military-operations/current-operations/operation-unifier.html

David Steeper
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

👍

dan
dan
1 month ago

I hope Obama feels ashamed of himself right now. Idiot did absolutely NOTHING to help Ukraine defend itself.

farouk
farouk
1 month ago

Slightly off topic, and I’m not so sure if the subject is pertinent anymore. But an article on the state of play of the Russian Air defence network, as before it will self delete in a weeks time:
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farouk
1 month ago
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farouk
1 month ago
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farouk
1 month ago
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farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Somewhat interesting read, (if rather basic) and it does pick up on what a number of people have stated regards the lack of mobile long range air defence sysytems for the British army, strangely enough whislt the article speaks highly of the Russian air defence systems, theres a new video from today (as per the time stamp on the screen) on how a Ukrainian TB2 UAV took out a couple of Buk- Ms today. .From the initial strike (and blast) I would presume the TB2 used a MAM-C (Basically a 70mm rocket with a guidance unit or the Turkish version of… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by farouk
Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

I’d suggest this is very much on topic Farouk. Thanks for posting, an interesting read.

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Further to my last, Ukraine has now released a compilation of strikes carried out by the TB2. The vast majority I have seen, yet the final one is on a strike on a fuel train as in Thomas the Tank engine. Which has me asking, was this inside the Ukraine or was it carried out in Russia. Seeing as the fuel carried by a Train must be a sizeable amount its loss must have been felt by Moscow

Last edited 1 month ago by farouk
Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

So an air defence asset got destroyed from the air by a drone. I guess their target size and tracking is set for too large an airbourne threat. Youd hope that Western systems would be down to the proverbial golf ball qouted by SeaCeptor and Sampson systems. As this war progresses the more time Putins army is in combat the greater the flow of material too Ukraine and the less likely Russias victory. If Russia hasnt captured the whole of Ukraine and militarily defeated the Ukranians in the next 10 days they are going to be defeated. Ukraine is looking… Read more »

dan
dan
1 month ago

Is funny that while Trump was in office he kept tell Germany you need to spend more of your own defense but Merkel just ignored him and people made fun of Trump. Now Germany finally realizes that Trump was right and they are now going to spend his requested 2% on their own defense. Trump was right on so many things but people just made fun of him and now we have dementia Joe in charge.

Lordtemplar
Lordtemplar
1 month ago
Reply to  dan

Not sure what this has to do with the article. Also to set the facts straight, the 2% GDP target spend for NATO members was set up during the Obama presidency as a result of Crimea annexation in 2014. Germany was always clear it would reach that target incrementally over many years. The recent crisis has put this into overdrive.
Funny you fail to mention that Trump was cosy with his buddy Putin.
Sleepy Joe may have failed with the withdrawl of Afghanistan fiasco, but you can’t fault him for how he handled the Ukraine crisis.

Nathan
Nathan
1 month ago
Reply to  Lordtemplar

Where’s the evidence of this cosiness? From what I’ve been reading recently the claims of collusion were fabricated and paid for by the Clinton campaign.

David Steeper
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

Yeah the stuff coming out from the Durham investigation is gobsmacking. Trump was/is a congenital liar but not about everything.

OldSchool
OldSchool
1 month ago
Reply to  Lordtemplar

Actually I think Biden was right to get the US and indirectly its allies out of Afghanistan. It was quicksand and could never become the state the West wanted. Which is why it collapsed so quickly. The ANA was corrupt as was the govt and police etc.

Leaving cleared the decks as it were which at least means the US can focus on this crisis without worrying about the drain in money and men in a central Asian backwater.

Tams
Tams
1 month ago
Reply to  OldSchool

Absolutely.

And Trump had given a guarantee to leave even earlier anyway. And had done zero preparation for it.

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  dan

The new German Govt is very different to the old one.

Mutti Merkel had hung her hat on Ostpolitik, Willy Brandt style (I think it was he).

Now her party is one in a coalition of 3, and they were just mugged by the new reality.

I’m impressed with the Green foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. Nickname “Bouncing” Baerbock as she was a champion trampoliner.
Very sensible and strong in her policy stance.

Last edited 1 month ago by Matt
Dutch readder
Dutch readder
1 month ago

Belgium delivers another 3000 machine guns and 200 anti tank weapons:

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2022/02/26/belgische-steun-aan-oekraine/

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Hopefully Ukraine will come out of this a ‘winner ‘ (whatever that format takes) but it will have a mad range of military equipment in its ranks!

Jakob W
Jakob W
1 month ago

Don’t forget Operation Unifier; the Canadian/Swedish training of Ukraine forces.