Netherlands to spend $94 million on artillery shells for Ukraine

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The Netherlands has decided to allocate EUR 122 million ($132 million) towards further security assistance to Ukraine, the Dutch government announced on Jan. 29.

Specifically, EUR 87 million ($94 million) are earmarked for the purchase of artillery shells for Ukraine. The Netherlands will also transfer EUR 25 million ($27 million) to the International Fund for Ukraine for weapon procurement.

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Finally, the government will also allocate another EUR 10 million to enhance Ukraine's cybersecurity.

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On Dec. 28, 2023, the commander of the Royal Netherlands Army, Gen. Martin Wijnen, said that Europe needs to prepare for a possible war with Russia.

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