Canada has given hundreds of millions of dollars in military weapons and equipment to Ukraine with no plans to track or recover them, despite growing concerns the weapons will land on the black market and in the hands of criminals.
Tens of billions of dollars worth of military equipment and weapons have been donated and shipped to the Ukraine since February 24, 2022 by several nations across the world.
Officials have raised concerns that once the military equipment and weapons enter the Ukraine, NATO completely loses track of them,
Some NATO member nations have been in talks with the Ukraine government to develope a weapons tracking system for a detailed inventory lists weapons supplied to the country, reported Financial Times on July 12, 2022
According to Ottawa Citizen newspaper Canada’s defence ministry has absolutely no clue where the military weapons and gear have ended up. All they know is Canada has sent them and didn’t bother trying to track them because they don’t monitor the distribution of the gear.
Military weapons and gear supplied by Canada to Ukraine includes anti-tank systems. grenade launchers, pistols, C6 and C9 machine guns, 50-calibre sniper rifles with silencers, thermal-imaging binoculars, cameras, scopes, and medical supplies. Ammunition, drone cameras, and armoured vehicles
Canadian armed forces have shamefully backed out of discussions with NATO nations to take on smuggling
Defence Minister Anita Anand said Ukraine’s military signed a declaration that weapons and gear provided by Canada wouldn’t be transferred to any other organization. Anand said she couldn’t release any more details and claims “operational security” for the secrecy and cited a just trust me statement.
“We have been assured that our military aid is reaching Ukrainian soldiers,” Anand told journalists at a July 7 news conference.
But Canadian defence sources say without a tracking system in place and monitoring on the ground, there is no way to verify Ukraine’s claims.
However illegal black market firearms trafficking isn’t new to Ukraine, a illicit arms flow survey briefing was done in 2017 found more than 300,000 small arms that disappeared from Ukraine from 2013 to 2015 and only 13% were recovered.
A Small Arms Survey briefing on illicit arms flows in 2017, for example, found that, of the more than 300,000 small arms that disappeared from Ukraine from 2013 to 2015, only about 13 percent were ever recovered.
In April, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, noted that weapons are already being trafficked from Ukraine to organized crime groups.
While the Trudeau and his Liberal government shows no care if the military weapons and equipment Canada sent to Ukraine end up with criminals and terrorists, the government of Canada has no problem trying to disarm law abiding Canadian citizens and take away their firearms they legally acquired.
Just weeks after the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation warned they know military weapons and equipment have already been smuggled out of Ukraine and sold on the black market, Justin Trudeau turns inwards on to Canadians and takes aim at legal gun ownership blaming legal firearms owners and legally acquired guns for criminals smuggling guns from the USA to Canada to commit crimes.
In May of this year, 2022, Trudeau announced a ‘national freeze’ on sale of handguns in Canada preventing firearm licensed and RCMP vetted gun owners from buying handguns while Trudeau was shipping grenade launchers, missiles, machine guns and several pieces other army artillery while he already knew some of these weapons have made it on to the black market and smuggled out of Ukraine.
While Trudeau exploits tragedies in the United State to push for more gun control in Canada for a incident that happened in a different country with different laws. It’s also worth to note Canada doesn’t have “mass shooting” issues.
Trudeau also went ahead and introduced Bill C-21 which puts the target on sport/target shooters by banning scary looking guns that he has deemed “assault style” weapons based on the way they look not how they function. This ban includes TOY guns, airsoft guns and BB guns.