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Australia joins drone coalition for Ukraine

Australia joins drone coalition for Ukraine Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles (
Author: Maria Kholina

Australia has joined the drone coalition for Ukraine. Together with the UK and Latvia, Canberra will provide drones for Ukrainian troops as part of the drone coalition agreement, according to Richard Marles, Australia's Minister of Defence.

"Today we also announce that Australia will participate in the drone coalition which is being led by both the United Kingdom and Latvia," he said.

Marles emphasized the significance of this commitment, framing it as an opportunity for Australia to continue contributing to efforts aimed at ensuring Ukraine maintains its course and resolves the conflict on its own terms.

Australia's help for Ukraine

Despite its geographical distance from Ukraine, Australia has been actively supporting Ukrainians and condemning Russian aggression. Canberra has provided military and financial aid and dispatched instructors to train Ukrainian military personnel.

Australian mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest, along with his former wife Nicola, through their Minderoo Foundation, allocated 5 million Australian dollars to support demining efforts in agricultural areas of Ukraine.

Recently, it was revealed that Australia is offering financial assistance to bolster Ukraine's defense, amounting to over 32 million dollars.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia, Vasyl Miroshnychenko, previously urged Canberra to adjust its approach to aiding Ukraine, calling for the provision of Abrams tanks and additional financial support.