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Belgium sends convoy of military equipment to Ukraine

14:18 26/02/2022

A convoy of military protection and other equipment from the Belgian Defense has left for Ukraine, according to the spokesperson for defence minister Ludivine Dedonder (PS), reports local media.

Some 2,000 machine guns and 3,800 tonnes of fuel were among arms and equipment sent, detailed Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo on Saturday.

Belgium has granted Ukraine's request to send military protective equipment, said De Croo on Wednesday evening after a meeting of the security council.

The content of the equipment, including helmets and other types of protective gear, was carried out in consultation with partners from the European Union and Nato, explained the defence minister’s spokesperson.

Meanwhile, there had been calls to also send arms to Ukraine to help the country defend itself against the Russain invasion. De Croo announced on Twitter on Saturday at midday that some 2,000 machine guns would be sent to the country, while a more in-depth analysis of arms requests was underway. Belgium will also deliver 3,800 tonnes of fuel, he added.

Photo : Ludivine Dedonder, Belgian defence minister

Written by The Bulletin