The Netherlands will provide Ukraine with an additional €2.5 billion aid package in 2024. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Hanke Bruins Slot, during her speech at the plenary session of the OSCE Ministerial Council on Thursday in Skopje.
"The Netherlands will continue to support Ukraine with all possible means for as long as it takes. And the Netherlands is pleased to announce that we will help Ukraine with an additional €2.5 billion support package for 2024," she said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands emphasized that Russia has violated the UN Charter and the basic principles of the OSCE set out in the Helsinki Final Act by waging war against Ukraine.
"Only Russia can stop this war. The Ukrainian people are bravely defending their territory, their sovereignty and their freedom," said Bruins Slot.
In her speech, she also strongly condemned Russia's policy of illegally transferr and deportation of Ukrainian children and called on Russia to immediately release the detained OSCE Special Monitoring Mission staff who have been imprisoned for more than 20 months.