Finland’s new military aid package for Ukraine brings total commitment to nearly $1 billion

22 April, 11:45 AM
Flag of Finland (Photo:Hietaparta / pixabay)

Flag of Finland (Photo:Hietaparta / pixabay)

The Finnish Defense Ministry announced the 15th package of military assistance for Ukraine, which includes equipment for Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing training within the European Union Military Assistance Mission (EUMAM), Yle reported on April 21.

The EUMAM provides basic and specialised military training for 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers based in Poland.

Finland has provided nearly EUR 900 million (almost $1 billion) in military aid for Ukraine to fight against Russia’s full-scale invasion.

"Ukraine needs various types of support. We're participating in the EU's training mission by training Ukrainian soldiers, along with necessary material assistance," Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said while making an announcement.

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The content of the package, as well as schedules and means of its delivery, weren't disclosed in order to ensure it would arrive safely, the ministry added.

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