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Croatia to provide Ukraine with EUR 30 million military aid package

22 August, 2023 Tuesday
22:03

After meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday, August 22, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that his country would provide Ukraine with a new military aid package worth EUR 30 million

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This was reported by HRT.

"We have just concluded a meeting with the Ukrainian president and once again expressed Croatia's strong support for the Ukrainian people, the president, the government and all those who are fighting for the freedom and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We will, of course, continue our political and military assistance," Plenković said.

He added that he will present a new military aid package to Ukraine worth about EUR 30 million at a government meeting on Thursday.

The Croatian prime minister also announced a major international demining conference on Ukraine in October, where Croatia, together with other EU countries and international organizations, will begin the process of assisting Ukraine in the demining process, in which Croatia has extensive experience.

The leaders also discussed plans to use Croatian ports to export grain from Ukraine.

"Of course, the port of Rijeka is the main one. This must be agreed with the countries that will participate in transit to Croatia," the prime minister explained.

According to him, several thousand tons of grain have already been exported from Croatian ports. Most of it went to Italy, some to North Africa, but with the new circumstances in the Black Sea, this topic has become relevant again.

  • Also on August 22, the President of Ukraine met with the President of the European Commission, the President of Serbia, and the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Croatia, and North Macedonia as part of the Ukraine-Balkans Summit in Athens.

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