Video 19:46 13 Oct 2023

Netherlands to deliver another batch of Patriot missiles to Ukraine

Фото: twitter.com/MinPres

President Volodymyr Zelensky and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met in Odesa and discussed the energy facility defenses and the delivery of Dutch Patriot missiles to Ukraine,

In late August, Rutte announced that the Netherlands would send Ukraine an undisclosed number of F-16s.

Rutte and Zelensky visited the Odesa, where Ukrainian citizens continue to work to export grain despite Russia's daily shelling of the agricultural infrastructure.

The Netherlands will help Ukraine to purchase patrol boats that will help ensure the safety of the shipping route for grain exports, Rutte emphasized.

The Netherlands is one of Ukraine's allies in the new stage of war. Amsterdam provides the state with both military and economic assistance, including Patriot missiles, vital for the air defenses.

On October 11, the Netherlands announced the transfer of a new military aid package, which includes drones, demining equipment, and ammunition.

The state has pledged to lead an aviation coalition where Ukrainian pilots are being trained to fly F-16s. The Netherlands has also promised to provide 42 such fighters.

In a few weeks, the Dutch fighters will be sent to a new training center in Romania to train Ukrainian pilots.

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