In 2023 the Netherlands will make €2. 5 billion accessible to support Ukraine. The government expects that this amount will be necessary to provide military aid, support essential repair and reconstruction activities and contribute monetarily to efforts to combat impunity. The Dutch Cupboard approved the proposal by ministers Liesje Schreinemacher (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation), Wopke Hoekstra (Foreign Affairs), Kajsa Ollongren (Defence) plus Sigrid Kaag (Finance). The precise allocation of the contribution is determined by the needs of the Ukrainian individuals, and therefore how the war originates in the coming period.
Military help will be drawn from the Netherlands’ own stocks and purchased from commercial suppliers. Holland is committed to coordinating and collaborating with other countries and the defence industry. This should enhance the effectiveness of arms deliveries for Ukraine’s armed forces while limiting the impact on our personal. The aid for essential reconstruction activities is intended regarding infrastructure repairs (especially energy infrastructure), hospitals, housing, farming and demining. The government can also be providing humanitarian aid and support for the rule of law, human rights plus accountability. The amount set aside regarding Ukraine is on top of the particular liquidity support totalling €18 billion being channelled via the EU and the cost of refugee reception in the Netherlands. 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, protection and prosperity of their country, and thus for that of Europe as a whole. The Dutch government’s decision to earmark funding 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.