Finland gives green light for 18th batch of military support to Ukraine, valued at €94 million
This decision, approved by the country's president upon government request, marks another instance of Finland's commitment to aiding Ukraine with military equipment
The Finnish government's official website confirms this update.
The aid package, with an approximate value of €94 million, encompasses significant resources such as heavy weaponry and ammunition. This assistance adds to the comprehensive support Finland has provided to Ukraine, which has now reached around €1.3 billion in total.
Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen underscored the unwavering dedication of Finland and its allies to stand by Ukraine's side. With Russia's aggression against Ukraine a central concern, ensuring security remains paramount in shaping the future security landscape of Europe and Finland.
Given security considerations, specific details regarding the package's contents, delivery methods, and timelines are not disclosed. The Finnish government does emphasize that Ukraine's requirements and the capabilities of its Armed Forces were key factors in determining this supplementary aid.
In a meeting between Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on August 23, the announcement of this 18th military aid package was made, reaffirming Finland's steadfast commitment to supporting Ukraine's security.