Australia to provide Ukraine with $50M for weapons

Australia to provide Ukraine with $50M for weapons

Australia will provide Ukraine with $50 million for missiles, ammunition and other military hardware to fight Russian invaders.

According to AP, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports.

“President Zelensky said: ‘Don’t give me a ride, give me ammunition,’ and that’s exactly what the Australian government has agreed to do,” Morrison said.

He said that Australia had committed $50 million to provide both lethal and non-lethal defensive support for Ukraine through NATO.

“The overwhelming majority of that will be in the lethal category,” Morrison said.

He also stressed: “We’re talking missiles, we’re talking ammunition, we’re talking supporting them in their defense of their own homeland in Ukraine and we’ll be doing that in partnership with NATO”.

Read also: Australia imposes sanctions on Putin, supports Russia's expulsion from SWIFT

As reported, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure. Missiles hit residential buildings.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2022 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: