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Netherlands allocates €1 billion in military aid and €400 million for reconstruction of Ukraine

12 April, 2024 Friday
18:32

During a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte announced the allocation of financial assistance

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Zelenskyy announced this on April 12 on Telegram.

"In a telephone conversation, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has just announced that the Netherlands has allocated another billion euros for military assistance to Ukraine and €400 million for reconstruction. This is in addition to the commitments under our bilateral security agreement," he wrote.

The parties also discussed the possibility of speeding up the supply of artillery shells, ammunition and air defence systems.

"I thanked him for the effective Justice for Ukraine conference in The Hague and the launch of the Register of Damages as a result of it," Zelenskyy said.

He also told his counterpart about the preparations for the global peace summit to be hosted by Switzerland in the summer and invited the Netherlands to take part in it.

"We also discussed the necessary efforts to ensure that this event is supported by as many countries as possible," the president added.

  • On April 6, Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren announced that her country plans to provide Ukraine with more than 20 F-16 fighter jets. The first deliveries are to begin in the summer of 2024.
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