Australia Prepares Additional Military, Humanitarian Assistance To Ukraine – Government

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twentieth March, 2022) Australia is allocating a further $15.5 million in army assist to Kiev and also will present Ukraine with $22 million in emergency humanitarian help, the Australian authorities stated on Sunday.

“Following discussions between the Prime Minister (Scott Morrison) and the Minister for Defence (Peter Dutton) and their Ukrainian counterparts, it is clear that Ukraine’s need for military assistance remains urgent and ongoing. In response, Defence has developed an additional $21 million (about 15.5 USD) support package of defensive military assistance for Ukrainian Armed Forces, which will bring Australia’s total military assistance so far to $91 million,” the Australian authorities stated in a press release, launched by the nation’s overseas ministry.

According to the discharge, the army assist will embody “additional material from Australian Defence Force stocks.”

Australia can also be offering Kiev with extra humanitarian assist, the Australian authorities stated.

“Today, the Morrison Government commits to an additional $30 million (22.2 USD) in emergency humanitarian assistance. This contribution will focus on protecting women, children, the elderly and the disabled, and takes the total we have so far committed to $65 million,” the federal government assertion says.

Australia can also be allocating funds via non-authorities organisations below the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, in addition to the United Nations Population Fund and the World meals Programme, to assist civilians in Ukraine.

In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched a particular army operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) appealed for assist in defending themselves in opposition to the Kiev forces. Russia stated that the goal of its particular operation is to demilitarize and “denazify” Ukraine and that solely army infrastructure is being focused – the civilian inhabitants isn’t at risk. Moscow has repeatedly harassed that it has no plans to occupy Ukraine.

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