In a significant move aimed at bolstering Ukraine’s defense capabilities, Finland has announced its decision to send an 18th package of defense materials to Ukraine. The decision was made by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö last Friday, based on the government’s proposal. This comes as part of Finland’s continued commitment to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty in the face of the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Unwavering Support in Times of Crisis
The latest defense package, approved by President Niinistö last week, follows the tradition of Finland’s support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces since the onset of Moscow’s attack in February 2022. “The support of Finland and our allies to Ukraine remains unwavering,” emphasized Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen.
“The core issue in terms of the future security order in Europe and in Finland is to be able to curb Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” he added.
The precise contents and delivery schedule of the defense package are, however, being kept under wraps due to operational reasons and the need to ensure secure and effective delivery. Nonetheless, both Ukraine’s needs and the capabilities of Finland’s Defence Forces were taken into account while deciding on this additional assistance, highlighting the meticulous planning that underpins such decisions.