Montenegro announces details of military aid to Ukraine
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Ukraine has received over EUR 10 million ($10.7 million) in military aid from Montenegro since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro announced on Feb. 10, as reported by local news outlet Vijesti.
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The first batch sent to Ukraine included 7000 MREs, 500 helmets, 300 body armor kits, and 600 armor plates. The second package of military aid was larger, with Montenegro donating 60mm and 82mm mortars, as well as Soviet-era Strela-2M MANPADS.
The third package included 216 Strela-2M MANPADS, 759 57mm anti-aircraft rounds, 8,000 76mm shells, and 2.3 million 7.62mm rounds.
In September 2022, Montenegro sent the latest package of military assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which included spare parts for Mi-8 helicopters.
Montenegro assured that it would continue to provide Ukraine with the necessary military assistance. Among other things, the possibility of accepting wounded Ukrainian soldiers for treatment is being considered.
On Dec. 5, 2022, the government of Montenegro decided to provide Ukraine with military assistance equal to 11% of the country's military budget.
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