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The Netherlands has announced it will provide Ukraine with $4.25 billion in military aid over the next three years.

This financial commitment, outlined in the Dutch government’s recent spring budget update, spans from 2024 to 2026, marking a significant increase in support amid ongoing conflicts.

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Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said the money would be used to bolster air defense and munitions. She said, “Air defense and munitions are vital, as we are now seeing in Ukraine and the Middle East. That is why the Cabinet has made extra money available for these NATO top priorities. This also sends a clear signal to industry.”

Despite the intention to bolster Ukraine’s air defense, the Netherlands has limited the availability of additional Patriot air systems for Ukraine, as the country needs to meet its minimum defense requirements.

The Dutch Defense Ministry also indicated plans to enhance its ground-based air defenses due to a pressing need to maintain sufficient protection levels for its strategic assets, such as ports.


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