The Australian Government will provide further military support to the Government of Ukraine in response to Russia’s unrelenting and illegal aggression.
This $26.5 million package of anti-armour weapons and ammunitions for the Ukrainian Armed Forces will further boost the capabilities Australia has supplied that have proven critical on the battlefield so far.
This will bring Australia’s total military assistance to date to approximately $191.5 million. a joint statement from the offices of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Defence Peter Dutton said.
This extra support comes on top of the 20 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles we announced today that our Government is gifting the Government of Ukraine.
The Government will not disclose specific details of the new package, or delivery arrangements, at the direct request of Ukrainian officials and our other partners.
Our Government will continue to identify opportunities for further military assistance where it is able to provide a required capability to the Ukraine Armed Forces expeditiously.
Australia may be thousands of kilometres away but we’re standing side by side with Ukraine against this illegal invasion with arms, equipment, aid and even energy sources.
This fight is important because not only are Ukrainian lives and their lands at stake, but so are the principles of freedom and the rule of law.
Australia stands with the people of Ukraine, and again calls on Russia to cease its unprovoked, unjust and illegal invasion of Ukraine.