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Finland allocates over €100 million in military aid to Ukraine

Finland allocates over €100 million in military aid to Ukraine President of Finland Sauli Niinistö (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Finland will provide more military assistance to Ukraine. The President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, decided on this matter today, December 21, according to the Ministry of Defense of Finland.

This is the 21st shipment of military aid from Finland to Ukraine. The ministry stated that approximately 106 million euros would be allocated to replace the aid provided by Finland.

"Finland is committed to supporting Ukraine both in the short and long term. The overall value of the defense equipment sets we are supplying currently amounts to 1.6 billion euros," said Defense Minister Antti Häkkänen.

For operational reasons and to ensure the safe delivery of assistance, additional information regarding the specific content, delivery method, or schedule of the aid will not be provided.

The additional assistance took into account both Ukraine's needs and the resource situation of the Defense Forces.

Finland's aid

Finland has been providing Ukraine with defense and humanitarian aid since the onset of Russia's full-scale military aggression.

Previously, it was reported that the Finnish government submitted its proposal to supplement the budget for the year 2024 to parliament, including an increase in aid for Ukraine.

Recently, Finland's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Ville Tavio, announced that the country would provide 3 million euros in aid to improve food security in Ukraine.