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Finland to send more defence materiel to Ukraine

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 3.4.2024 14.04
Press release

Finland will send more defence materiel to Ukraine. The President of the Republic decided on the matter, on the proposal of the Government, on 22 March 2024.

- The security situation in Europe is historically serious, and the outcome of Russia's war of aggression will determine the security environment in Europe and Finland. Together with our allies and partners, we will continue to support Ukraine, says Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.

This will be the 23rd package of defence materiel to Ukraine. Replacement of the capabilities contained in this package will cost Finland an estimated EUR 188 million. According to Minister Häkkänen, the total value of the defence materiel delivered to Ukraine is now approximately EUR 2 billion.

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 to be 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.