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Finland announces new aid package to Ukraine worth €188 million

Finland announces new aid package to Ukraine worth €188 million Photo: President of Finland Alexander Stubb (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Finland will provide Ukraine with the 23rd military aid package. Its cost will be 188 million euros, according to Finnish President Alexander Stubb.

He says the Finnish government approved the 23rd aid package for Ukraine last week. It is worth 188 million euros. It is mostly military aid. It includes air defense systems and large-caliber artillery ammunition, among other things.

Stubb adds that Finland has so far provided 2 billion euros in military aid and another 700 thousand euros in humanitarian aid.

He adds that Finnish support will continue. This 23rd package is what helps to meet the needs. The Ukrainian president presented them to him so clearly in their conversation.

Finland's assistance to Ukraine

Finland has been providing defense and humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale military invasion.

Earlier it was reported that the Finnish government had submitted to the parliament its proposal to supplement the draft budget for 2024. It includes an increase in aid to Ukraine.

Former Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has also previously called on Europe to invest in arms production. According to him, European countries need to invest in increasing arms production to prove their strength and resilience.

In addition, Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio recently said that the country would provide €3 million in aid to improve food security in Ukraine.