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Austria allocates €2 million for demining in Ukraine after debate

May 28, 2023

After a fierce debate, the Austrian government has announced funding for demining equipment in Ukraine totaling 2 million euros.

This was reported by Ö24.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Negammer said that Austria would allocate 2 million euros to the International Trust Fund (ITF). The money for demining equipment will come from the Foreign Emergency Relief Fund of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.


"Everything remains the same: no Austrian soldier will set foot on Ukrainian soil as long as it is a combat zone. We will help with financial support for demining," said Nehammer.

Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler explained that Austria is contributing to protection against life-threatening mine explosions and "helping to ensure that Ukrainian children can once again attend kindergartens and schools." "And we are strengthening food security by enabling farmers to work their fields again," Kogler said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 29/05/2023

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