In the arriving year Ukraine will carry on and 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 battling every day for the freedom, safety and prosperity of their nation, 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 all the people of Ukraine, who can count on predictable Dutch assistance for as long as it takes.
Military help will be drawn from the Netherlands’ own stocks and bought from commercial suppliers. Holland is committed to coordinating and collaborating with other countries as well as the defence industry. This should boost the effectiveness of arms shipments for Ukraine’s armed forces while limiting the impact on our very own. The aid for important reconstruction activities is intended designed for infrastructure repairs (especially power infrastructure), hospitals, housing, farming and demining. The government is also providing humanitarian aid and support for the rule associated with law, human rights plus accountability. The amount set aside meant for Ukraine is on top of the particular liquidity support totalling €18 billion being channelled with the EU and the cost of refugee reception in the Netherlands. In 2023 the Netherlands will make €2. 5 billion available to support Ukraine. The government needs that this amount will be necessary to provide military aid, assistance essential repair and reconstruction activities and contribute economically to efforts to overcome 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 actual allocation of the contribution will depend on the needs of the Ukrainian people, and therefore how the war originates in the coming period.