The government of Anthony Albanese reported that it will support Ukraine in the lawsuit against Russia before the International Court of Justice, and will impose new financial sanctions against 16 other Russian oligarchs.
The Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, announced after his meeting in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodímir Zelensky, that his country will give 34 more military vehicles to Ukraine and will prohibit the import of Russian gold to the oceanic country, they reported this Monday (04.07. 2022) official sources.
The aid, valued at 99.5 million Australian dollars (67.90 million US dollars or 65 million euros), includes 14 troop transport vehicles and 20 Bushmaster armored vehicles, among other military equipment, according to a release from the Albanese office.
The Australian president made this announcement after meeting on Sunday in Kyiv with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and visiting Bucha, Irpin, and Hostomel, on the outskirts of the capital, where he saw “first-hand the devastation and trauma that has been inflicted (Russia) on the people of Ukraine,” according to the official text.
Australia, the non-NATO country that has provided the most military aid to Ukraine, has also committed funds to improve border controls and cybersecurity, as well as giving the green light to allow duty-free import of Ukrainian products to this oceanic nation.
Likewise, the Albanese government reported that it will support Ukraine in the lawsuit against Russia before the International Court of Justice, and will impose new financial sanctions against another 16 Russian oligarchs, who will be prohibited from entering its territory.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Australia has so far committed some 388 million Australian dollars ($264.5 million or €253.5 million) in military aid, including 40 Bushmaster vehicles and dozens of M777 Howitzer guns and ammunition. , which were previously announced.
Australia has also provided humanitarian aid to the European country, in addition to imposing sanctions against Russia and its ally Belarus, which cover more than 850 individuals and entities, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, among other senior officials, and military commanders, and businessmen and tax. trade measures.