April 27, 2022

Australia to send Ukraine howitzers, ammo

Australia will give Ukraine more heavy artillery weapons and ammunition.


The $26.7 million package of military assistance will see Ukraine provided with six M777 lightweight towed howitzers along with ammunition….

It takes Australia’s military assistance contribution to Ukraine to $225 million, with a further $65 million provided in humanitarian aid along with more than 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal.

“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,” Morrison said.

The new support package comes as Australian representatives attended a meeting hosted by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Rammstein air base in Germany on the response to Ukraine.