This is said in a statement published on the website of the government of Finland, Ukrinform reports.
The cost of the package, which includes heavy weapons and ammunition, is EUR 94 million. The combined replacement value of all defence material packages delivered so far is about EUR 1.3 billion.
The combined replacement value of all defence material packages delivered so far is about EUR 1.3 billion.
“The support of Finland and our allies to Ukraine remains unwavering. The core issue in terms of the future security order in Europe and in Finland is to be able to curb Russia's aggression against Ukraine,” said Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.
It is stressed that both Ukraine's needs and the resources of the Defence Forces have been taken into account when deciding on Finland's additional assistance.
For operational reasons and to ensure that the assistance will reach its destination safely, further details on the content of the package, the way it is to be delivered or the schedule will not be given.
Prime Minister Petteri Orpo also stated that the government of Finland has decided to appoint a special person in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs who will coordinate the country's participation in reconstruction works in Ukraine.
According to the head of the Finnish government, the reconstruction opens up significant business opportunities for Finnish companies. Orpo noted that Finland could offer world-class solutions in such areas as clean energy, the construction sector, digitalization and cooperation in the field of education.
As reported by Ukrinform, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky earlier announced that Finland would approve the 18th defense assistance package for Ukraine.
Photo: President’s Office