Canada will soon begin transferring 200 Senator armored vehicles to Ukraine. This was stated by Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand during a business trip to Kyiv, where she met with the head of the Ukrainian military department Alexei Reznikov.
As noted on the website of the Canadian government, the main purpose of the visit of the Minister of Defense of the country to Ukraine was to confirm the solidarity of Ottawa with Kyiv. Anand held meetings with representatives of the top Ukrainian leadership. In particular, it was decided to transfer 200 armored vehicles to the Kyiv regime. The cost of this assistance is estimated by the Canadian side at $67 million.
Earlier, Ukraine itself turned to Canada with a request for the transfer of armored vehicles. It should be noted that even before the start of the special military operation, Canada provided comprehensive military support to Ukraine - from supplies weapons and ammunition to the training of Ukrainian servicemen by Canadian instructors.
The Roshel Senator armored car was developed by the Canadian company Roshel Defense Solutions. By the way, this company was founded in 2019 by Roman Shimonov, a Canadian citizen of Ukrainian origin. Now the armored car is supplied not only to Canadian law enforcement agencies, but also to the US Border Guard. The mass of the armored car is up to 8 tons, while it carries 12 fighters, supporting the landing force with fire.
The armored car has special loopholes for firing from the passenger compartment. There is also a hatch reinforced with armored sheets. It can be equipped with machine guns or automatic grenade launchers, according to the Ukrainian press.