Croatia hands over Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine
During a meeting between Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banozic and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the leaders announced that Croatia had transferred its Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine
This is stated in the transcript of the US Defense Department.
"We appreciate Croatia's steadfast commitment to help Ukraine, and we can see that in your numerous military equipment donations, including all of your Mi-8 helicopters and the forward deployment of your forces to NATO battle groups in Poland, Lithuania and Hungary, and your donations to humanitarian assistance," Austin said.
In return, Banozic said that supporting Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression indicates a willingness to put aside differences and look to the future.
Ukraine will receive 6.5 million euros for humanitarian demining from the governments of Croatia and Spain.