Belgium approves a new aid package for Ukraine. Armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition included
The Belgian government approved a new package of support measures worth €92 million for Ukraine, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s office announced.
Half of the amount is earmarked for new military aid, which includes the delivery of armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition, The Brussels Times reports. “The success of this new aid will lie in the speed with which the new equipment can be delivered to Ukraine. Our country’s goal with this new arms and ammunition package is to meet the needs on the ground in a very short timeframe,” Defence Minister Ludovine Dedonder said.
Humanitarian aid worth €24 million will be allocated in coordination with the United Nations to basic needs such as education, health and food security in the major cities and war zones. A further €8 million will go to the reconstruction of Ukraine through funds set up by the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, the statement reads.