Government of Slovenia to discuss new security assistance package to Ukraine

Government of Slovenia to discuss new security assistance package to Ukraine

In the coming days, the Government of Slovenia will discuss a new package of security assistance to Ukraine, heeding its needs.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Tanja Fajon made a corresponding statement at a joint briefing with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv.

Fajon noted that Ukraine had asked Slovenia for additional security assistance.

"Now we have a new government. We are preparing a new assistance package to Ukraine, it will be discussed literally in the next few days. But I assured Mr. Minister [Kuleba] that Slovenia would provide [security] assistance to Ukraine and will heed all Ukraine's needs," Fajon said.

She added that some aspects of this assistance still needed to be discussed in the government.

"The government in our country has changed, but our support for Ukraine has not changed... Slovenia provided security and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the past. We will continue to do so. I noted today that, despite the small size of our country with a population of approximately 2 million people, we continue to provide assistance to Ukraine. We allocate more than EUR 8 million, and we also learned what else we can do to help Ukraine and its citizens in the future," Fajon said.

She emphasized once again that Slovenia supported the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders.

"We strongly condemn Russia's aggression. It poses a serious threat not only to Ukraine but also to the entire international order which is based on international law," the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia stressed.

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As reported, Slovenia sent ammunition, Kalashnikov rifles, and 35 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. In addition, Slovenia is in talks with Germany on the exchange of equipment. It was noted that Slovenia would deliver a large number of its tanks to Ukraine and receive German Marder infantry fighting vehicles and Fuchs armored vehicles in return.

As reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Tanja Fajon arrived on a visit to Kyiv on Wednesday, July 27.


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