Australia to provide $73.5 million aid package to Ukraine, which will include armored vehicles: details
The Australian government will provide Ukraine with a new aid package worth $73.5m. In particular, it will include 28 M113 armored personnel carriers , 14 special purpose vehicles, 28 medium MAN 40M trucks and 14 trailers.
In addition, the country will extend the duty-free regime for Ukrainian goods for another 12 months. This was announced by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday, June 26, according to Reuters.
"This additional support will make a real difference in helping the Ukrainian people, who continue to show great courage in the face of Russia's illegal, unprovoked and immoral war," Albanese said at a briefing in Canberra.
He said the new aid package is unrelated to the events in Russia last weekend, when Vagner PMC owner Evgeny Prigozhin staged a riot by refusing to obey the authorities in the Kremlin.
"We've been working on this proposal for some time so we can present it to the cabinet this morning," Albanese explained.
The prime minister also commented on the prohibition for Russia to build a new embassy
"We expect the Russian Federation to act in accordance with the court's decision," he said.
As OBOZREVATEL reported:
- Ukraine sent a request to Australia for information on the condition of 41 decommissioned F-18 fighter planes. The planes are stored at an airbase near Sydney.
- The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff showed how instructors of the Australian Army's Operation Kudu train the Ukrainian military. According to the Australian commanders, the Ukrainians show great dedication and quickly learn the necessary skills.