Australia to provide Ukraine with $50M for weapons

Australia to provide Ukraine with $50M for weapons

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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.

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