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Finland's 20th package of defence materiel to Ukraine

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 17.11.2023 12.00
Press release

Finland will send more defence materiel to assist Ukraine. The President of the Republic decided on the matter on 17 November 2023 on the proposal of the Government.

- What is at stake in Ukraine's defence struggle is the security environment outlook on Europe and Finland in the current decade. Together with our allies, we remain unwavering in our commitment to support Ukrainians, says Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.

This will be the 20th package of defence materiel to Ukraine. Replacement of the defence materiel capabilities contained in this package will cost Finland an estimated EUR 100 million.
- Finland's 20 defence materiel packages now have a total compensation value of EUR 1.5 billion, Minister of Defence says.

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 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.

Inquiries: Dani Niskanen, Special Adviser to the Minister of Defence, tel. +358 41 544 4967.