Australia provides Ukraine with military aid package worth over $73 million

Australia provides Ukraine with military aid package worth over $73 million

The Australian government will provide a new $73.5 million package to Ukraine including 70 military vehicles to defend against Russia's invasion.

This is reported by Reuters citing a statement by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, according to Ukrinform.

The latest military assistance package will include 28 M113 armoured vehicles, 14 special operations vehicles, 28 medium trucks and 14 trailers. Australia will also extend duty-free access for goods imported from Ukraine for another 12 months.

"This additional support will make a real difference, helping the Ukrainian people who continue to show great courage in the face of Russia's illegal, unprovoked and immoral war," Albanese said.

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The publication notes that Australia is one of the largest non-NATO contributors to the West's support for Ukraine and has been supplying aid, ammunition and defence equipment including scores of Bushmaster armoured vehicles. 

It has banned exports of alumina and aluminium ores, including bauxite, to Russia, and has sanctioned about 1,000 Russian individuals and entities.

As reported, at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London, about $60 billion was raised to rebuild the country.

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