Iceland joins coalitions supporting Ukraine, commits EUR 340,000 for medical aid
Iceland has joined two coalitions, the IT-Coalition and the Demining Coalition, providing support to Ukraine. The country is allocating EUR 340,000 through NATO's aid package to purchase medical equipment for Ukraine
This was reported by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense.
According to the ministry, "Iceland joins two coalitions supporting Ukraine, the IT-Coalition and the Coalition for Demining. Additionally, Iceland pledges EUR 340,000 through NATO's Comprehensive Assistance Package for purchasing medical equipment for Ukraine."
The ministry highlights Iceland's ongoing support to Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, emphasizing contributions through international organizations such as the UN, World Bank, NATO, and other multinational forums.
Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Rustem Umerov, expresses gratitude, stating, "I am thankful to the government and people of Iceland for their robust support. With our partners, we can reinforce information technology, communication, cyber security, and ensure necessary training and equipment for demining."
Conversely, Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bjarni Benediktsson, expresses hope that their support will enhance Ukraine's defense capabilities.
"By joining coalitions and providing additional funding through NATO's Comprehensive Aid Package, we continue offering non-lethal support to Ukraine against Russia's unjust and illegal invasion," he added.
The IT coalition presently comprises 8 countries: Estonia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Japan. Furthermore, the UK and Italy have expressed intentions to join.
Leaders of Northern European nations affirm their support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula, backing Ukraine against Russian aggression, and endorsing Ukraine's pursuit of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.