Canadian arms manufacturer hopes to sell assault rifles to Ukraine military

A Canadian arms manufacturer hopes to re-equip Ukraine’s military with new assault rifles as that country tries to set the stage to join NATO while at the same time battling Russian-backed rebels.

Colt Canada of Kitchener, Ont., is chasing a deal that could see Ukraine order up to 100,000 rifles.

Alex Payne, a Colt Canada manager, said the firm had an “exploratory type meeting” in January in Ukraine with government officials. But such a meeting is just the beginning of a process that...

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