The Republic of Croatia sends infantry weapons and protective equipment worth HRK 124 million to Ukraine
The Defence Minister points out that, following the requests from the Ukrainian side, infantry weapons and protective equipment worth HRK 124 million will be sent to Ukraine.
At the 104th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on Monday, February 28, 2022, a package of measures and guidelines on the reception and care of refugees from Ukraine and additional assistance that Croatia will provide to Ukraine in the coming period was adopted.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that the Republic of Croatia can only be on the side of a democratic and sovereign Ukraine, on the side of justice, peace and freedom.
“We have always had good and friendly relations with Ukraine as we highly respect its integrity. In our opinion, the experience Croatia gained through the peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region is the only model that can be successful. We should make decisions wisely and help Ukraine in the important European process,” Plenković said.
Defence Minister Mario Banožić pointed out that, following the requests received from the Ukrainian side, the Republic of Croatia will send infantry weapons and protective equipment worth HRK 124 million to Ukraine.
“The Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia, processed the received Ukrainian requests and came up with the final equipment list. First of all, these are machine guns and rifles and associated ammunition in various calibres requested by the Ukrainians,” said Mr. Banožić and added that protective equipment is also being delivered.
He emphasized that the Republic of Croatia, as a NATO member, continues to promote the message of unity and co-operation.
“We are adopting all procedures at the Government of the Republic of Croatia with all the necessary consents of the President of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Parliament,” the Minister concluded.