Canberra: As a part of USD 50 million package of lethal and non-lethal aid to help Ukraine, Australia will send missiles, Prime Minister Scott Morrison. said on Tuesday.
“We are answering the call from President (Volodymyr) Zelensky: he said we need ammo, not a ride and that’s exactly what we’re doing… we’ll provide 50 million US dollars to support Ukraine, lethal and non-lethal support… we’re talking missiles, we’re talking ammunition,” CNN quoted Morrison as saying.
He declined to elaborate on specifics, saying he did not want “to give Russia a heads up”.
The Australian Prime Minister added that USD 25 million will go toward humanitarian support and helping international organizations meet the needs of people fleeing violence inside Ukraine.
The annoucement follows a raft of measures by the Australian government to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, including placing sanctions on Russian individuals.