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New Zealand announced a new aid package for Ukraine

Feb 22, 2024

New Zealand has announced a new aid package for Ukraine. Its cost will be $25.9 million (16.9 million USD).

This is reported with reference to the press service of the New Zealand government.

"The war has had a horrific human cost, caused immense suffering, and has significantly impacted regional and global stability. That is why New Zealand remains committed to standing with Ukraine. This support, worth $25.9 million, will bring the total value of New Zealand’s assistance pledged in the past two years to more than $100 million," said New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters.

In her turn, New Zealand Defense Minister Judith Collins noted that over the past two years, the country's military has been in Europe and the UK working with like-minded partner countries to support Ukraine, and this support will continue.

"The Government is pleased to announce NZDF’s meaningful, visible, and highly credible deployment of skilled personnel in support of Ukraine will extend until June 2025. Up to 97 NZDF personnel will continue to train Ukrainian soldiers, and provide intelligence, liaison, and logistics support," she added.

In addition, today's package of measures also includes:

  • $6.5 million to the United Kingdom-administered International Fund for Ukraine to procure weapons and ammunition for Ukraine
  • $7 million in humanitarian assistance to support Ukrainians affected by the war, including those who have been displaced to neighbouring countries. New Zealand will partner with international humanitarian agencies and New Zealand humanitarian NGOs to deliver this support
  • $3 million to the World Bank’s Ukraine Relief, Recovery, Reconstruction and Reform Trust Fund.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/02/2024

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