The Netherlands pledges $102 million to the Ukrainian Fund

The Dutch government has laid down 100 million euros ($102 million) to the UK-led International Fund for Ukraine (IFU) to supply additional military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

New military aid in addition to €120 million ($119.9 million) support package. provided by the Netherlands to Ukraine earlier this month.

Of this sum, 45 million dollars was allocated to the purchase of 90 T-72B main battle tanks as part of a tripartite agreement with the Czech Republic and the United States.

“If Russia stopped fighting, there would be no war. If Ukraine stopped fighting, there would be no Ukraine. International support for Ukraine remains vital,” said the Minister of Defense of the Netherlands Kaysa Olongren said.

The Dutch government is the latest ally of Great Britain to contribute to the Ukrainian fund.

recently, Norway has pledged nearly NOK 1.5 billion ($150 million) additional military support to Ukraine through the IFU.

Combined Expeditionary Force

Ollongren made the announcement afterward Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) ministerial meeting in Edinburgh.

The JEF is a UK-led multinational coalition whose mission is to rapidly respond to crises and national challenges in the Far North and Northern Europe.

“JEF is designed to build on these partnerships, which have been developed through strong operational experience and a shared understanding of national security threats,” the coalition said.

“By acting together, we demonstrate the solidarity, capacity and determination of the JEF to stand together for security and stability in our region.”

The multinational forces include Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Netherlands pledges $102 million to the Ukrainian Fund

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