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At least that gets the launch system in theater.
We can always send ATACMS later depending on how things are going...

Yeah, based on the range limitation ('not able to reach Russia from Ukraine') the war will be going very badly for UKR if they deliver the ATACMS ;)
 

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Restocking the shelves.


Having shipped artillery shells to Ukraine, Canada asks S Korea for more​

Canada has asked South Korea to supply it with artillery rounds, Seoul said, apparently to "backfill" supplies that Ottawa has sent to Ukraine​

Canada has asked South Korea to supply it with artillery rounds, Seoul said on Monday, apparently to "backfill" supplies that Ottawa has sent to Ukraine, upping pressure on South Korea to provide - at least indirectly - lethal aid in the war.

Canada has provided Ukraine with M777 towed howitzers, which fire 155-millimetre shells. Last week Defence Minister Anita Anand announced Canada would be sending an additional 20,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition, sourced from the United States.

A spokesman for South Korea's ministry of defence confirmed that Ottawa had made the request, but would not elaborate further saying "no official proceedings are under way related to the request."

South Korean broadcaster SBS, citing an unnamed high-ranking South Korean defence ministry official, said that the deal could involve up to 100,000 shells from South Korea's reserves, likely sold below market value.
"We are actively pursuing a plan to provide 100,000 rounds to Canada," the official told SBS.

Global Affairs Canada, which manages diplomatic and consular relations, and Canada's Department of National Defence did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

South Korea is a major manufacturer of 155mm ammunition, with its K9 self-propelled howitzer dominating the international market. The K9 is used by several European countries, including Finland, Norway and Estonia, but South Korea has said it has no plans to provide lethal aid to Ukraine.

South Korea has provided humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and has shipped non-lethal items including bulletproof helmets and medical kits.
The administration of former President Moon Jae-in turned down requests from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for armoured vehicles, and anti-aircraft, anti-tank, and anti-ship weapons.

New South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who took office on May 10, has signalled interest in more closely aligning with Washington, raising speculation he would move to greenlight at least some indirect lethal aid to Ukraine.

 

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Well, since cops & border folks are fighting, too, still useful, no?
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Intriguing, even if partly true, via UKR state media ...
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has dismissed Liudmyla Denisova from her post as Commissioner for Human Rights.

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According to Pavlo Frolov, Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People faction* and a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Rules of Procedure, the reasons for Denisova’s dismissal were as follows: the repeated failure to perform her duties related to the establishment of humanitarian corridors, protection and swap of prisoners, counteracting the deportation of adults and children from the occupied territories, other human right activities; focusing the ombudsman’s media activity on the numerous details of ‘unnatural sexual offences’ and child sexual abuses in the occupied territories, which were unsupported by evidence and only harmed Ukraine ...
* - Rada ruling party
 

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Well, since cops & border folks are fighting, too, still useful, no?
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Some of the video clips coming out of the war show troops jammed into civvie vehicles, running around doing raids, demolishing bridges etc. amidst small arms and artillery fire.

I assume they would be much better 'served and protected' by a vehicle like this.
 

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Take anything that account says with a bag of salt, he has been proven fake, and just reports stuff he finds on telegram and Twitter.
Thanks for the reminder - can't keep my Canadian Volunteer twitter feeds sorted without a program.
 

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Take anything that account says with a bag of salt, he has been proven fake, and just reports stuff he finds on telegram and Twitter.
One step up the verification ladder (with a smaller, but still-not-zero grain of salt): UKR internal affairs official on Telegram ...
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