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Iceland adopts resolution on long-term support for Ukraine

Iceland adopts resolution on long-term support for Ukraine Iceland's Foreign Minister Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The Icelandic Parliament has passed a resolution for long-term support to Ukraine from 2024 to 2028. The initiative was proposed by the country's Foreign Minister, according to the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"I am especially grateful for the great cross-political consensus that has prevailed in parliament on this extremely important issue. Strong support for Ukraine is the most important security issue facing Iceland and Europe," said Icelandic Foreign Minister Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir.

She added that the international legal system, on which the region's security and quality of life depend, is under threat due to Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine.

"We must therefore contribute to the defense of Ukraine in a decisive and concrete way," emphasized the Foreign Minister.

The resolution aims to support Ukraine's independence, sovereignty, borders, civilian security, humanitarian aid, and reconstruction efforts.

Iceland's assistance to Ukraine

Since the onset of Russian aggression in Ukraine, Iceland has been actively providing humanitarian, economic, and military assistance to the country. Support is primarily channeled through international organizations such as the UN, World Bank, NATO, and others.

In December 2022, Iceland donated 12,000 units of winter clothing to Ukrainian soldiers. The shipment included socks, thermal underwear, merino wool sweaters, headgear, gloves, footwear, and outerwear.

Iceland, in collaboration with Estonia, sent a large mobile military hospital to Ukraine.

Additionally, the Icelandic government has allocated significant funds to assist Ukrainian refugees.