Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced an increase in military aid to Ukraine. “More weapons, more sanctions, more isolation of Russia due to mobilization and a pseudo-referenda organized by Russia,” he wrote in social media, informing about a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Netherlands has so far supplied Ukraine with, among others, sniper rifles and self-propelled howitzers.
the Netherlands will increase military aid to Ukraine – the Dutch Prime Minister announced on Monday Mark Rutte. He added that his government would support new sanctions against Russia. “More weapons, more sanctions, more isolation of Russia due to mobilization and pseudo-referenda organized by Russia,” Rutte wrote on Twitter.
The entry and photos posted on social media of the Dutch prime minister show that he had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volymyr Zelensky.
“Serious Consequences for NATO”. Rutte warns
The head of the Dutch government stated on Thursday, September 22, that thanks to Kiev’s successes at the front, the war entered a new phase, which means that it is necessary to focus on the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. – Putin is not allowed to win this war – Rutte said then and indicated that otherwise the Russian president would not stop in Ukraine, which “will have serious consequences for FOR THIS“.
At that time, Rutte spoke before the lower house of parliament (Tweede cameras), where he emphasized the importance of further supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia. – The need for aid is and remains high – he said.
Referring to the actions of the Russian president, the head of the Dutch government said: – We will not allow him to destroy what we have built in Europe after World War II.
Rutte also spoke about the consequences of the sanctions against Russia, which could be “very severe” on Dutch families. He stressed that it was impossible to stop supporting sanctions, counting on obtaining gas from Russia again. “That would be giving in to blackmail,” he said.
Sniper rifles, self-propelled howitzers
At the end of August, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs also supported the idea of banning the issuing of visas to Russian tourists. “Russian tourists are not welcome in Europe,” said Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra.
The Netherlands has so far supplied Ukraine with, among others, sniper rifles and Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers.
Main photo source: Twitter / MinPres