Estonia to provide Ukraine with military aid worth quarter of its GDP over next four years
The Estonian government intends to provide Kyiv with military aid in the amount of 0.25% of its GDP over the next four years and calls on other countries to do the same
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said this, ERR reports.
"If each country contributes 0.25%, this is what Ukraine needs to win this war," Kallas said after a regular meeting of the National Defense Council, calling on other countries to follow Estonia's example.
Since 2022, Estonia has provided Ukraine with military assistance worth almost EUR 500 million, the Prime Minister emphasized. "This is also necessary to ensure our security," she added.
According to Kallas, in the coming years Estonia will also allocate EUR 14 million a year for joint actions to restore Ukraine and related solutions.
- In 2023, Estonia allocated EUR 730,000 to help Ukrainian refugees. The funds were allocated for psychological assistance and social integration in the country.
- On January 7, during a visit to Kyiv, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa announced that her country would contribute about USD 37 million to a NATO trust fund to provide drone detection systems in Ukraine.
- On January 9, the Swedish government decided to provide Ukraine with 50 million Swedish kronor (USD 5.8 million) to finance already agreed projects that lack funds.