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Canada Is Sending Armored Vehicles to Ukraine to Fight Russia

Roshel armored vehicle. Image Credit: Roshel.

Canada to Purchase 8 More Armored Vehicles for Ukraine – Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand confirmed on Tuesday that Canada has finalized a new deal to send eight additional armored vehicles to Ukraine. 

Writing on Twitter, Anand said the Canadian government would be working with Roshel, a Mississauga-based smart armored vehicles manufacturer, to supply Ukrainian forces with new state-of-the-art vehicles as soon as they can. 

The statement followed a meeting with foreign defense ministers and military officials at Germany’s Ramstein Air Base. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was at the meeting and announced Canada’s latest commitment soon afterward. 

Anand also committed Canada to provide high-tech drone cameras to Ukraine that are already being used in combat. A plan to assist in the maintenance and repair of existing cameras is also being formalized by the Canadian government, ensuring that Ukraine can fully utilize the hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles committed by the United States and NATO allies.

What is Roshel?

Roshel is a Canadian manufacturer of armored vehicles used for government use and military purposes. The company also provides armored vehicles used in the private sector. 

“Our long-standing commitment to quality and innovation, both in our process and our products, makes Roshel a leader in today’s secured transportation vehicles industry,” the company says on its site.

Roshel is well established as a leader in the space, focusing on the development armored vehicles that adapt to modern security and technology challenges. It provides armored vehicles to the United States Department of State, NASA, the United States Department of Homeland Security, Canadian National Defence, United States Customs and Border Protection, and Gardaworld.

What Vehicles Will Be Sent?

Canadian officials did not specify what vehicles would be sent, but did confirm that the equipment will not be drawn from the Canadian Armed Forces inventory. 

These eight new armored vehicles constitute the biggest shipment of heavy equipment from Canada to Ukraine since the invasion began and shows that NATO forces are becoming increasingly willing to provide heavy equipment and weaponry to Ukraine despite Russia’s continued threats.

While we don’t know what vehicles are being sent in the latest package, Canada did previously commit to sending Roshel Senator APCs to Ukraine. As part of a $500 million (CAD) package earlier this month, Ukraine was promised LAV 8X8 and Roshel Senator armored personnel carrier vehicles. Both kinds of armored vehicles were planned to be taken from Canada’s military arsenal. 

The LAV 8×8 is also known as the Kodiak. It is a Canadian vehicle built by General Dynamics Land Systems that features a two-man turret, armed with a 25mm M242 automatic cannon, as well as two machine guns. 

The Roshel Senator, meanwhile, is a vehicle first shown in 2018 that is fitted with bullet-resistant glass that can withstand several strikes, as well as a one-piece blast-resistant floor, several gun ports, and escape hatches. 

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is 19FortyFive's Breaking News Editor. He is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.



  1. Alex

    April 29, 2022 at 9:01 am

    If someone wants to know the truth about the civil war in the Donbass, about all the atrocities of the Bandera clean-ups and why Russia was forced to intervene, then it is better to watch films by independent journalists. There are already many such journalists who fight for truth and freedom. For example, a documentary by the German journalist Wilhelm Domcke-Schulz.

    A documentary film about the war crimes of the Bandera Nazis during the period of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine is in production. It will be a real information bomb, where the war crimes of Bandera Nazis will be shown and proved.

    The documentary “Remember Odessa” tells how the Bandera Nazis burned Ukrainians alive and other heinous war crimes.

    The documentary “To Live and Die in Donbass” tries to fill this gaping information gap in the West. He looks into the tormented soul of the inhabitants of Donbass, who really want only one thing – to live self-determining according to their own rules and values. Not submitting to foreign forces and ideologies.

    In the east of Ukraine, in the Donbass, a war has been raging since the beginning of 2014. A civil war that claimed more than 15,000 lives over the years, including several hundred children. They had to die, because the national-fascist coup government in Kyiv, funded by the West, trained and militarily heavily armed, would not tolerate any resistance to their illegitimate rule, no matter the cost.

    Therefore, in April 2014, the putschists deployed the Ukrainian army, supported by dozens of right-wing extremist volunteer battalions, and have since bombed city centers, residential areas, schools, hospitals and infrastructure, killing civilians.

    This perennial crime has gone completely unnoticed by the Western public. Politicians and the media avoid this topic and reports about how the devil pours holy water. Because a public discussion about the crimes of the Ukrainian regime would reveal only one thing – with what mass murderers and terrorists the so-called “west of values” in Ukraine has a common language, if only to defend their goals and interests.

    Lend-lease is a commodity loan, and not cheap: for all the ammunition, equipment and food supplied by the United States, many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will pay. Zelensky is driving the country into a debt hole.

  2. CK

    April 29, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Ah, I see your tactic. You add a little shitty first paragraph so it doesn’t detect your duplicate post. Is this what it has come to now, you just posting the same exact post 2, 3, 4, 5 times per article?

    Wow, did they run out of paper in Russia, Alex? You guys can’t print new material? Literally using the same lines, over and over again, and now in duplicate in every post!

    Are you so defeated you can’t even come up with anything new? How sad. Now the idiot is talking about lend-lease at the end of his post, because he literally just copy + pasted it from another thread, with zero relevance to this one.

    Here’s a reminder:

    If someone wanted to know the truth about anything in Ukraine Alex, the last person they would go to is you.

    Paragraphs and paragraphs of bollocks, dubious claims about “independent journalists”, random documentarians, conspiracy theorists, deluded claims that of course, have no backup, lie after lie after lie.

    Classical Kremlin troll approach. Just flood the internet, the comments, the media, with tosh, doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure you write some old nonsense. Make sure to say the claim is supported by some dude in Germany, France, the states. If it’s a “documentary” (usually from youtube) then the better.

    Anything that victimises Russia, always the victim, always the bullied, never the problem. It’s always the Nazis. It’s always some pseudo-historical point.

    Anyone that has had the misfortune to study your “tactics” sees the forest for the trees, the pattern of lies, disinformation, blanketing of random claims, deflection, obfuscation, and other words beyond your vocabulary.

    It’s hopeless Alex. Your lies are as short as your intellect. What a pathetic job, to sit in your government shed, spreading your pathetic, government lies.

    A pathetic job for a truly pathetic man. A better match could not be made in heaven.

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