In 2023 the Netherlands can make €2. 5 billion open to support Ukraine. The government expects that this amount will be essential to provide military aid, assistance essential repair and reconstruction activities and contribute financially to efforts to battle 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 is determined by the needs of the Ukrainian people, and therefore how the war originates in the coming period.
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 fighting every day for the freedom, protection and prosperity of their country, and thus for that of European countries as a whole. The Dutch government’s decision to earmark funding now sends a clear message of undiminished solidarity with all the people of Ukraine, who are able to count on predictable Dutch support for as long as it takes. Military help will be drawn from the Netherlands’ own stocks and purchased from commercial suppliers. Holland is committed to coordinating plus collaborating with other countries as well as the defence industry. This should enhance the effectiveness of arms shipments for Ukraine’s armed forces whilst limiting the impact on our own. The aid for essential reconstruction activities is intended intended for infrastructure repairs (especially power infrastructure), hospitals, housing, farming and demining. The government can also be providing humanitarian aid plus support for the rule of law, human rights plus accountability. The amount set aside designed 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.