Minister of Defense of New Zealand Arrived in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Minister of Defense of New Zealand Arrived in Ukraine

On November 20, Pini Henare met with the MoD of Ukraine and discussed strengthening the defence capability of our state

The Ministry of defence reported that for the first time, New Zealand defence minister Pini Henare arrived in Ukraine today. Together with the minister of defence of Ukraine, Oleksii Reznikov, Pini Henare visited Bucha and personally saw the consequences of the Russian presence in a foreign land.

The parties discussed mutual cooperation in strengthening the defence capability of Ukraine, New Zealand's assistance in demining Ukrainian territories and training Ukrainian soldiers. Today, New Zealand plans to send another 66 instructors for military training of Ukrainians in the UK.

Reznikov briefed the New Zealand delegation on new Ukrainian projects for the medium and long term and also thanked them for their assistance in Ukrainian resistance on the resources of the free world.

In turn, minister Pini Henare expressed the unconditional support of his state to ours and stressed that the achievement of peace should be achieved solely based on international law and respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine. Mr Henare added that the courage of the Ukrainian people inspires him.

"We had a productive conversation and defined our future plans. I heard about the necessary needs of Ukrainian soldiers who are heroically defending their land. We will continue to solve the issue of further assistance to Ukrainians together with our government. We support Ukraine, apply sanctions pressure on Russia and believe in your victory. You are a free people!" Pini Henare.

We remind you that today Ukrainian women received The John McCain Prize as "heroines, demonstrating courage, honour and dignity, which inspires us all."

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