Finland to provide Ukraine with military aid package worth almost €190mln
Finland has prepared a military aid package for Ukraine worth almost €190 million. This is the 22nd shipment of defence aid since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion
This was reported by the press service of the Finnish Defense Ministry.
The ministry claims that the assistance took into account both the needs of Ukraine and the resource situation of the Finnish defence forces, but the contents of the cargo and details of its delivery are not disclosed for security reasons.
The aid package also includes products purchased from Finnish manufacturers. Separate funding of €30 million was allocated for its purchase.
"There is a lot of know-how in the domestic industry, and we are working in the defense ministry to ensure that this know-how and potential can be used more effectively to support Ukraine. One example of this is our domestic ammunition production," said Defense Minister Antti Hakkänen.
According to him, Finland is currently developing a long-term plan to support Ukraine.
In addition, Finland has decided to participate in artillery and demining coalitions operating within the framework of the Contact Group on Defence of Ukraine, which coordinates military assistance to Ukraine.
- Earlier, the Finnish Defense Ministry announced that it would send up to eight fighter jets and a navy mine-sweeping ship to participate in NATO's joint operations in 2024.