After persistent debate, the Austrian government announced the financing of demining equipment in Ukraine for a total amount of 2 million euros.
This is reported by Ö24.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Neghammer announced that Austria will allocate 2 million euros to the International Trust Fund (ITF). The money for demining equipment will come from the Foreign Emergency Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria.
"Everything remains as before: no Austrian soldier will set foot on Ukrainian soil as long as it is a war zone. We will help with financial support for demining," Neghammer said.
In addition, Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler explained that Austria is contributing to protection against life-threatening mine explosions and "is helping to ensure that Ukrainian children can once again attend kindergartens and schools."
"And we're strengthening food security by enabling farmers to work their fields again," Kogler said.