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New Zealand allocates $3.6 million for military assistance to Ukraine

New Zealand allocates $3.6 million for military assistance to Ukraine

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New Zealand provides Ukraine with a new $10 million aid package. Part of the funds will be used for military assistance.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Vasyl Myroshnychenko said that Christopher Luxon, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, announced the new package.

The funds will be allocated for humanitarian aid ($6.12 million) and military aid ($3.68 million).

The military aid includes $2.45 million for the Drone Coalition led by the UK and Latvia and $1.23 for Ukraine’s military medical needs.

The country has already provided a total of NZ$130 million in aid to Kyiv (approximately $79.5 million).

Крістофер Лаксон. Фото: Василь Мирошниченко

In the coming days, New Zealand will also announce new sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities over its war against Ukraine.

In February 2024, the country provided $25.9 million in aid to Ukraine and continued to train the Ukrainian military.

Over the past two years, New Zealand’s servicemen have been in Europe and the United Kingdom, working with partners to support Ukraine.

“The Government is pleased to announce that the deployment of qualified trainers in support of Ukraine will continue until June 2025. Up to 97 military personnel will continue to train Ukrainian soldiers, as well as provide intelligence, communications, and logistical support,” New Zealand officials shared in February.

New Zealand instructors are training Ukrainian artillerymen, who are being taught how to use 105-mm L119 howitzers.

Військові Нової Зеландії з гарматою L119. 2010 рік. Фото: New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand provided Ukraine with gun sights and a small amount of ammunition for training purposes.

In 2022, New Zealand sent a C130 Hercules aircraft and personnel to Europe to provide Ukraine with transportation and logistical support.

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