The Netherlands to supply Ukraine with 200 Stinger missiles
Holland agrees to supply Ukraine with Stinger air defense missiles following a request by the Ukrainian government.
The Netherlands has agreed to ship 200 Stinger air defense missiles to Ukraine, in response to a request by the Ukrainian government.
"There was a careful but, given the circumstances, shortened check to make sure this meets weapons exports criteria," Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra and Defense Minister Kasja Ollongren said in a briefing to MPs.
Stinger missiles can be used against aircraft at a range of up to five kilometers. The Dutch army has two types of Stinger missiles: portable missiles that can be fired from the shoulder and another type that can be mounted on armored vehicles.
European lethal weapons sent to Ukraine against Russia
A number of other European states have also been supplying Ukraine with lethal equipment.
The Czech Republic's Defense Minister, Jana Cernochova, announced on Saturday that Prague would provide Ukraine with $8.6 million in military equipment.
The lethal equipment includes machine guns, automatic and sniper rifles, handguns, and ammunition.
US President Joe Biden announced that he will allocate $600 million in immediate military aid to Ukraine, including $350 million for the Department of Defense.
The first shipment of assistance recently directed by President Biden to Ukraine arrived in Ukraine tonight. This shipment includes close to— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) January 22, 2022
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