Crisis in Ukraine HS data: Government meets in the afternoon – assistance to Ukraine on the agenda

According to HS, the government is meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. to outline assistance to Ukraine. On Sunday morning, it was still unclear whether a decision on the cannons sold to Estonia could be prepared for this meeting.

Government will meet, according to HS, in the afternoon, at 3 pm, in connection with the assistance to be provided to Ukraine.

There has been an entity in the preparation that includes defense equipment materials.

After the session of the Government, a presentation of the President will be held.

Conversation has visited Finland in connection with cannons that Estonia would like to export to Ukraine. A decision on the matter was prepared on Sunday morning. According to HS, it was still uncertain whether this decision would be on the government table on Sunday.

The export of cannons also requires a German permit.

Yle said on Saturday that the government is preparing to take a decision and that Germany’s position on arms exports would be positive.

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The Ministry of Defense had not yet received official information from Germany on its position on Sunday morning.

Yle also said that would be considered In addition to the cannons previously sold to Estonia, a decision was made to export a thousand helmets, a thousand bulletproof vests and a field hospital to Ukraine.

So far Finland has supported Ukraine with financial assistance, but not with defense material. The government’s program states that Finland will not export defense equipment to countries at war.

However, pressure on arms exports has also increased since Russia launched its full-scale attack on Thursday.

Indeed, decisions on armed assistance have now been taken in many European countries.

Last Saturday, Germany spun its negative line on gunfire. The German line has been like Finland’s, ie no weapons will be taken to conflict zones. Now Germany said it was sending a thousand anti-tank weapons and 500 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.

The EU is also moving. High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell told reporters on Sunday about the show to pay munitions to Ukraine from EU funds. EU foreign ministers will meet on Sunday over the proposal. After the meeting starting at 7 pm, Foreign Minister Pekkka Haavisto (Green) will hold a press conference.

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According to a listing by the news agency AFP, arms aid has also been decided in recent days by Belgium, among others, which on Saturday decided to export 2,000 machine guns and 3,800 tons of fuel to the Ukrainian army.

The Dutch Ministry of Defense, for its part, has said it has supplied sniper rifles and helmets. In addition, preparations are underway to deliver 200 anti-aircraft missiles as soon as possible, AFP says.

The Czech Republic supplies Ukraine with 30,000 pistols, 7,000 assault rifles, 3,000 machine guns, sniper rifles and about one million rounds.

The United States, for its part, is providing Ukraine with $ 350 million worth of additional military material, the foreign minister said Antony Blinken told Reuters on Saturday.

France and Britain have also lined up for arms aid to Ukraine.

Correction: It was said earlier in the story that Yle’s news was published on Sunday. It was released as early as Saturday night.

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The story is being updated.

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