27 Jan 2023 16:49

Belgium provides additional military assistance to Ukraine

BRUSSELS. Jan 27 (Interfax) - The Belgian government decided to donate a total of 92 million euros in military assistance to Ukraine on Friday, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said at a press conference in Brussels on Friday.

This is the largest amount of Belgian assistance given since the start of the Russian special military operation. It is twice as much as the Belgian Defense Ministry has so far delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder said.

She also added that these were air defense systems and anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and ammunition and armored vehicles, but not tanks.

Previously, the Belgian media reported that the list of arms to be supplied, in particular, would include U.S.-made AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles, M72 anti-tank hand grenade launchers and anti-tank ammunition, as well as Scar assault rifles and Minimi light machine guns.