Dutch to send anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, might ship troops to Slovakia

Photograph: Ministry of defense

The Netherlands has agreed to send 40 Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank weapons and 400 missiles to Ukraine on major of the 200 Stinger air defence systems and other equipment which have presently been agreed.

The Netherlands is also seeking into the possibility of contributing both Patriot weapon methods and troops to the new Nato battle group in Slovakia, alongside one another with Germany, defence minister Kasja Ollongren told MPs on Saturday.

The intention is to additional fortify Nato’s collective deterrent and defence functionality on the japanese flank of the location and reassure Nato allies in the region, Ollongren mentioned.

The Patriot is a medium-selection surface area-to-air guided weapon system which is utilized to just take out planes and helicopters, as well as ballistic and cruise missiles.

Meanwhile, the EU, US, Canada and British isles have agreed to slash a number of Russian banking institutions out of the Swift international payment program, in what is getting observed as the toughest western sanction so far.

But the Dutch cupboard and a range of political events, such as the ruling VVD and D66, would like to go even more and wholly decouple Russia from the process.

Sanctions imposed so much are by now starting to have an impact. Dutch flag carrier KLM has cancelled all flights to and from Russia for the future 7 times as a end result of the sanctions.

The sanctions indicate planes can no for a longer time transport spare areas and that implies ‘we can’t promise that flights to and more than Russia can return securely,’ KLM mentioned in a assertion.

KLM commonly flies throughout Russia to arrive at China, South Korea and Japan and these companies will now use substitute routes, the airline explained.

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