Government Approves Ready-Meals And Body Armour For Ukraine

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The Irish Government has approved the provision of specific additional support to Ukraine in the form of approximately 10 tonnes or 5,000 units of ready-to-eat meals and 200 units of body armour. The decision is in response to a direct request from Ukraine for specifically defined non-lethal equipment, including the items now being provided.

Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that “this contribution is a specific element of the Government’s approximately €11 million contribution through the European Peace Facility and the further €20 million in humanitarian assistance. The meals and body armour have come from existing Defence Forces’ stocks and have been shipped. They are expected to arrive at a co-ordinating Polish logistics hub in the next few days.