Finland’s additional support to Ukraine

Finland supports Ukraine and its neighbouring countries affected by the war in many ways.

Finland has granted EUR 21 million in additional support to Ukraine following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Out of this sum, EUR 9.2 million is humanitarian assistance which will be delivered through the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

EUR 11.8 million will be channelled to development cooperation via the World Bank’s FREE Ukraine support package, to the Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine, which is coordinated by the United Kingdom, and to the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine, and the OSCE’s project activities. 

In addition, EUR 70 million will be allocated to humanitarian aid and development cooperation to support Ukraine’s acute humanitarian situation, critical functions of the country’s society and, later on, reconstruction.

Finland will also provide material assistance to Ukraine based on its needs. Material assistance has been sent through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (e.g. tents, medical supplies, fire engines and ambulances). Based on Ukraine’s requests, Finland is preparing to provide further material assistance. Material support is coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior(layout.types.url.description)

Finland has also provided protective military equipment and arms assistance to Ukraine. More information on defence materiel assistance is available on the Ministry of Defence website(layout.types.url.description)

Support to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries

It is also important to support the neighbouring countries of Ukraine, such as Moldova, to which huge numbers of people are fleeing Ukraine. They need help.

EUR one million of Finland’s support will be channelled to humanitarian aid through the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR to support Ukrainians who have fled to Moldova.  

Support channelled through the EU

The EU is continuing its political, economic and humanitarian support of Ukraine. EU countries have also supported Ukraine’s armed forces through the European Peace Facility. Support will be delivered in the form of equipment and supplies, such as fuel, medical equipment and arms. Read more about the EU’s support to Ukraine on the website of the European Commission.(layout.types.url.description)