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Finland to send more defence materiel to Ukraine

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 6.7.2023 13.45
Press release

Finland will deliver more defence materiel to Ukraine. The President of the Republic decided on the matter on 6 July 2023 on the proposal of the Government. This will be the 17th package of defence materiel to Ukraine, including anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition, among other items.

Replacing the defence materiel capabilities in this package will cost Finland an estimated EUR 105 million. The combined value of all defence materiel packages submitted so far is about EUR 1.2 billion.

- We will continue to support Ukraine together with our allies. The outcome of the war will determine the security order of Europe and Finland for decades, which is why supporting Ukraine is an essential part of Finland's security, says Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.

For operational reasons and to ensure that the delivery reaches its destination, more detailed information on the content of the assistance, manner of delivery or schedule will not be provided. Both Ukraine's needs and the resources of the Defence Forces have been taken into account when deciding on the additional assistance.

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