The Netherlands plans to provide Ukraine with additional aid in connection with the war in the total amount of 80 million euros.
This was announced by the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands following the visit to Kyiv by Minister of Defense Kaisa Ollongren and Minister of Foreign Trade Lisje Schreynemacher.
The largest amount - 65 million euros - is intended for aid and investments for reconstruction after hostilities. 10 million euros will be allocated for demining.
A separate 1 million euros is provided to support the recovery of Kherson, Odesa and Mykolayiv, the Association of Municipalities of the Netherlands will help develop and implement these plans.
EUR 2.5 million will be provided to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for expert support in Ukraine for macroeconomic reform and reforms to improve the quality of governance and the rule of law.
2 million euros will be provided by the UN Population Fund to support victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Netherlands has provided weapons, ammunition and equipment worth more than 210 million euros in support of Ukraine. 90 Dutch instructors are taking part in basic training for the Ukrainian military in Britain.
Minister Ollongren emphasized that the Netherlands will continue to provide such support to Ukraine. Kaisa Ollongren discussed with Oleksiy Reznikov the mechanisms of permanent support, for example, with the possibility of direct purchase of the necessary for the defense-industrial complex. "Ukraine, together with Britain, has already created such a fund. The Netherlands supports such an initiative and is looking for options to support it," the communique states.
The Netherlands is also ready to share its experience in supporting veterans returning from the front line.
The possibility of sending a mission of specialists to Ukraine regarding the documentation of possible war crimes is being considered. The Netherlands supports the idea of a system on a rotating basis, where several countries would participate with the coordination of the International Criminal Court.
We will remind you that the visit took place on August 22. The Dutch ministers visited, in particular, Irpin, Bucha and Gostomel airport.
Kaisa Ollongren urged not to ignore the Kremlin's nuclear rhetoric and not rule out that Russia could use nuclear weapons.