Title Australia to provide armoured personnel carriers and more bushmasters to Ukraine
Database Press Releases
Date 19-05-2022
Source MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
Author DUTTON, Peter, MP
Citation Id 8581352
Cover date 19 May, 2022
In Government yes
MP yes
Pages 1p.
Party LPA
Speech No
System Id media/pressrel/8581352


Australia to provide armoured personnel carriers and more bushmasters to Ukraine

THE HON PETER DUTTON MP MINISTER FOR DEFENCE

MEDIA RELEASE

AUSTRALIA TO PROVIDE ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND MORE BUSHMASTERS TO UKRAINE

The Australian Government is providing further support for the people of Ukraine with the gifting of 14 M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and a further 20 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) to the Government of Ukraine.

Additionally, Australia will deliver 60 pallets of medical supplies, donated by Australian citizens to the Government of Ukraine, along with three pallets of radiation monitoring equipment and personal protective equipment, on behalf of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Authority (ARPANSA) and Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

This additional assistance will further support the Government of Ukraine in its response to Russia’s brutal, unrelenting and illegal invasion.

The $60.9 million in new support for Ukraine (14 APCs is $12 million and the 20 PMVs is $48.9 million) takes Australia’s total contribution to date to over $285 million.

The Australian Government will continue to identify opportunities for further military assistance where it is able to provide a required capability to the Ukraine Armed Forces expeditiously.

Australia stands with the people of Ukraine, and again calls on Russia to cease its unprovoked, unjust and illegal invasion of Ukraine.

The Government will not disclose further specific details of the package, or delivery arrangements, at the direct request of Ukrainian officials and our other partners.

19 May 2022