Canada has sent heavy artillery and ammunition to Ukraine

Ottawa says the equipment will be replenished

Canada has delivered M777 howitzers and ammunition to the Ukrainian military, fulfilling the prime minister’s promise to send heavy artillery to the embattled country. 

In a news release Friday, the federal government says it’s also provided a “significant number” of Carl Gustaf anti-armour ammunition to Ukraine, which asked allies for more ammunition and heavy artillery last week. 

The Department of National Defence says the M777 155-millimetre towed howitzer is capable of hitting targets at a range of up to 30 kilometres.