News item | 23-12-2022 | 10: 45
In the coming year Ukraine will continue to need considerable international assistance. Russia’s war in Ukraine is still ongoing, and has turned into a war of attrition. Ukraine’s armed forces continue fighting every day for the freedom, security and prosperity of their nation, and thus for that of Europe as a whole. The Dutch government’s decision to earmark funding now sends a clear information of undiminished solidarity with all the people of Ukraine, who are able to count on predictable Dutch assistance for as long as it takes. In 2023 the Netherlands can make €2. 5 billion accessible to support Ukraine. The government needs that this amount will be necessary to provide military aid, assistance essential repair and renovation activities and contribute economically to efforts to fight impunity. The Dutch Cupboard approved the proposal by ministers Liesje Schreinemacher (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation), Wopke Hoekstra (Foreign Affairs), Kajsa Ollongren (Defence) and Sigrid Kaag (Finance). The precise allocation of the contribution will depend on the needs of the Ukrainian individuals, and therefore how the war unfolds in the coming period.