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New Zealand announces aid package for Ukraine worth almost $10 mln

New Zealand announces aid package for Ukraine worth almost $10 mln New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon (Photo:

New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced a new support package for Ukraine at the NATO summit in Washington, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia and New Zealand stated.

According to Luxon's statement, New Zealand will provide aid amounting to 16 million New Zealand dollars, equivalent to 9.8 million US dollars. This aid will include both military and humanitarian components.

Specifically, Wellington will allocate 3.68 million dollars for military aid and another 6.12 million dollars for humanitarian aid.

The military aid will include 2.45 million dollars for the "drone coalition" led by the United Kingdom and Latvia and 1.23 million dollars for Ukraine's military medical needs.

New Zealand’s support for Ukraine

Since the beginning of Russia's brutal and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, New Zealand has demonstrated its resolute support for the Ukrainian people.

The New Zealand government has imposed strict sanctions, freezing assets linked to Russia.

Additionally, Wellington has imposed sanctions on 100 Russian citizens. These individuals who support the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin or are involved in crimes against Ukraine will not be able to enter New Zealand.

New Zealand provides significant financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. In February 2024, it was announced that an additional aid package of 25.9 million New Zealand dollars (equivalent to 16.9 million US dollars) would be provided.

In May, New Zealand imposed sanctions on 28 individuals and 14 entities providing military-strategic support to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.