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Netherlands allocates additional EUR 1 billion for military aid for Ukraine

Friday, 12 April 2024, 16:50
Netherlands allocates additional EUR 1 billion for military aid for Ukraine
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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, has had a phone conversation with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and received confirmation that the Netherlands has allocated another EUR 1 billion for military aid for Ukraine and EUR 400 million more for the rebuilding.

Source: Zelenskyy on Telegram, as reported by European Pravda

Details: Zelenskyy stated that the funds had been allocated in addition to the Netherlands’ commitment within the bilateral security agreement.


"In a telephone conversation, Prime Minister Mark Rutte just announced that the Netherlands has allocated another billion euros for military assistance to Ukraine and 400 million for recovery…Thank you, Mark, and thank you, Dutch people! This is a perfect example of support for Ukraine," Zelenskyy stated.

The conversation was dedicated to a joint effort with the partners towards accelerating the supply of artillery rounds, ammunition and air defence systems, Zelenskyy added.

Zelenskyy briefed Rutte about the preparations for the Peace Summit in Switzerland and invited the Netherlands to join it. They also discussed necessary measures for engaging as many countries as possible.

Rutte noted that EUR 1 billion would be allocated for military support in addition to the EUR 2 billion already agreed.

He added that the Netherlands would also allocate EUR 3 billion for military support for the next year.

"We will continue to do everything possible to provide more ammunition and anti-aircraft systems jointly with the international partners of Ukraine. We are working closely with Denmark and Czechia in particular. Ukraine must win this fight for the sake of its own and our security," Rutte tweeted.


  • As of the end of February, the Netherlands had spent over EUR 2.8 billion in aid for Ukraine.
  • The Dutch government allocated EUR 2 billion in military aid for Ukraine for 2024, EUR 295 million as a contribution to the European Peace Fund, EUR 89 million for justice and EUR 3 million for non-military cyber support.
  • The same amount of military aid was enshrined in the bilateral security agreement signed by Ukrainian and Dutch leaders on 1 March.

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