Finland’s additional support to Ukraine
Finland supports Ukraine and its neighbouring countries affected by the war in many ways. Finland’s support to Ukraine in 2022 totals nearly EUR 300 million. Humanitarian assistance and development cooperation accounts for nearly EUR 100 million of this sum. The rest of the support consists of defence materiel assistance and other material assistance.
Finland has granted EUR 92 million in additional support to Ukraine following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Out of this sum, EUR 24.2 million is humanitarian assistance which will be delivered through the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
EUR 32.3 million has been channelled to development cooperation via the World Bank’s Multi Donor Trust Funds, 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 35 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, ambulances and back-up generators). 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.
EUR 0.5 million has been channelled through the United Nations Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNPRPD to assist persons with disabilities who have fled the war in Ukraine in Moldova and Georgia.
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)