“I again call on all my colleagues in Europe and beyond to help Ukraine with heavy weapons”
Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on July 11, 2022, to reiterate his country’s support for Ukraine “now and in the years to come.”
In his first visit to Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine, Rutte said his country would supply Ukraine with more long-range artillery and an aid package for €200m.
“This war may last longer than we all hoped or expected. But that does not mean we can sit back and passively watch how it unfolds. We have to stay focused and continue to support Ukraine every day politically, by frequently and openly stating our support, by keeping the pressure on Putin’s Russia, and by strengthening political cooperation with Ukraine bilaterally and multilaterally,” said Rutte.
According to Mark Rutte, the Netherlands will continue to support Ukraine politically, strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and put pressure on the leadership of Russia. They will also continue to provide our country with military aid, including modern weapons and equipment.
“And I again call on all my colleagues in Europe and beyond to help Ukraine with heavy weapons,” the Prime Minister said.