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Finland sends more defence materiel assistance to Ukraine

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 5.5.2022 13.27 | Published in English on 5.5.2022 at 13.30
Press release

On 5 May 2022, the President of the Republic decided, at the proposal of the Government, that Finland will send more defence materiel assistance to Ukraine.

To ensure that the assistance reaches its destination, more detailed information on the content, manner of delivery or schedule of the assistance will not be provided.

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

Following Russia's military aggression, Ukraine has requested materiel assistance from the EU and NATO Member States.

- Finland has supported Ukraine in many ways, including with defence materiel. Ukraine is in a great need for additional assistance. We will increase the amount of defence materiel assistance we send to Ukraine, says Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen.

Inquiries: Miikka Pynnönen, Special Adviser to the Minister of Defence, tel. +358 295 140 117.

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