Australia Pledges $100 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, April 29, 2024
Australia Pledges $100 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine

Australia has committed to a new military aid package for Ukraine, valued at $100 million, aimed at bolstering Ukraine’s defense capabilities amid ongoing conflicts

This package, as announced by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, will notably enhance Ukraine's air defense and unmanned aerial systems.

Details of the Aid Package:

  • $50 million is allocated for short-range air defense systems.
  • $30 million will go towards unmanned aviation systems.
  • $15 million is designated for other high-priority equipment. This includes combat helmets, rigid hull inflatable boats, safety footwear, fire masks, and generators.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine expressed gratitude for Australia's steadfast support, stating, “We are grateful to our Australian friends for their unwavering support. Together we are stronger!"

Additionally, on February 24, 2024, the Australian government implemented new sanctions and visa restrictions targeting 55 individuals and imposed financial restrictions on 37 organizations connected to the Russian Federation, reaffirming its commitment to supporting Ukraine.

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