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Netherlands earmarks €2. 5 billion dollars for support to Ukraine in 2023

In the arriving year Ukraine will continue to need considerable international support. 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 country, and thus for that of Europe as a whole. The Dutch government’s decision to earmark financing now sends a clear message of undiminished solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who can count on predictable Dutch support for as long as it takes.

In 2023 the Netherlands will make €2. 5 billion available to support Ukraine. The government needs that this amount will be essential to provide military aid, assistance essential repair and renovation activities and contribute economically to efforts to overcome impunity. The Dutch Cabinet approved the proposal simply by ministers Liesje Schreinemacher (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation), Wopke Hoekstra (Foreign Affairs), Kajsa Ollongren (Defence) and Sigrid Kaag (Finance). The actual allocation of the contribution is determined by the needs of the Ukrainian people, and therefore how the war unfolds in the coming period.

Military aid will be drawn from the Netherlands’ own stocks and purchased from commercial suppliers. The Netherlands is committed to coordinating and collaborating with other countries as well as the defence industry. This should enhance the effectiveness of arms shipments for Ukraine’s armed forces while limiting the impact on our personal. The aid for essential reconstruction activities is intended pertaining to infrastructure repairs (especially energy infrastructure), hospitals, housing, agriculture and demining. The government is also providing humanitarian aid and support for the rule of law, human rights plus accountability. The amount set aside for Ukraine is on top of the liquidity support totalling €18 billion being channelled via the EU and the cost of asylum reception in the Netherlands. News product | 23-12-2022 | ten: 45

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