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Finland to send more defence materiel to Ukraine

Published : 03 Apr 2024, 20:22

  DF Report
File Photo: Xinhua.

Finland will send more defence materiel to Ukraine, said the Ministry of Defence in a press release on Wednesday.

Earlier, the President took decision in this regard on the proposal of the government, on March 22.

This will be the 23rd package of defence materiel to Ukraine. Replacement of the capabilities contained in this package will cost Finland an estimated EUR 188 million.

According to Minister Häkkänen, the total value of the defence materiel delivered to Ukraine is now about EUR 2 billion.

“The security situation in Europe is historically serious, and the outcome of Russia's war of aggression will determine the security environment in Europe and Finland. Together with our allies and partners, we will continue to support Ukraine,” said Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.

For operational reasons, and to ensure that the assistance will reach its destination safely, further details on the content of the package, the way it is to be delivered or the schedule will not be given.

Both Ukraine's needs and the resources of the Defence Forces have been taken into account when deciding on additional assistance, the press release added.