Finland to send heavy weapons, ammunition to Ukraine in largest aid package to date

20 January, 01:52 PM
Flag of Finland (Photo:Kenny Ng / Flickr)

Flag of Finland (Photo:Kenny Ng / Flickr)

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has approved the allocation of a 12th military aid package to Ukraine, which will include heavy weapons and ammunition, the press service of the Finnish government reported on Jan. 20.

The package will include weapons worth more than EUR 400 million ($433 million). In total so far, Finland has allocated EUR 590 million ($639 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

The Finnish government noted that part of the aid could be provided through cooperation with neighboring Sweden.

Earlier, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö confirmed that his country could provide Ukraine with a small number of Leopard tanks.

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On Jan. 16, Finnish Defense Minister Mikko Savola said that the issue of providing such equipment would be discussed at the “Ramstein format” meeting of Ukraine’s military allies on Jan. 20.

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