14 avril 2023 | Local, Terrestre

Canada expects to have 21,000 assault rifles delivered to Ukraine within months

National Defence says Ukraine should receive by the end of the summer the 21,000 assault rifles being donated by Canada.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-expects-to-have-21000-assault-rifles-delivered-to-ukraine-within-months

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