Australia sent weapons to Ukraine to support its defense against Russian invasion

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Government On Sunday, Australia announced a shipment of weapons to Ukraine to support its defense after the invasion of Russia by Russian forces And studying the possibility of expelling the Russian ambassador in the peripheral country.

first Minister , Scott Morrison told the media today that he maintains contacts with his US and UK allies to ship “lethal” materials, without specifying the amount or composition of the shipment..

“I just spoke with the (Australian) Secretary of Defense and we will endeavor to provide all the support we can give to lethal assistance through our NATO partners, particularly the United States and the United Kingdom,” the president said. . ABC.

With this action, Australia is following in the footsteps of other countries that have committed to sending weapons to support Ukrainian forces fighting in their country those deployed by Moscow.

Ukrainians display weapons
Ukrainians display weapons

The peripheral country had previously pledged to send “non-lethal” military aid and medical supplies, as well as money and support for Ukraine in the face of cyberattacks.

Australia – similar to the US, UK, EU and other allied countries – has imposed sanctions against politicians – including Russian President Vladimir Putin – the Russian military and an oligarchy, as well as several banks and investment bans in the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

The president, who attended a vigil on Sunday to show his support for the people of Ukraine, said they were studying the possibility of expelling the Russian ambassador from the country and promised To welcome Ukrainians who are leaving their country and want to travel to Australia.

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Morrison used the occasion again on Sunday to criticize China’s position of not condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “disappointing”.

The government of Australia, a historical ally of the United States, has repeatedly stated that it does not intend to deploy forces in Eastern Europe.

(With information from EFE)

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