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Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Iceland joins two coalitions supporting Ukraine

Iceland will join two coalitions providing support to Ukraine, the IT coalition and the Demining coalition. 

Iceland also announced additional funding of EUR 340,000 through the NATO Comprehensive Assistance Package to buy medical supplies for Ukraine. 

Since Russia’s illegal full-scale invasion into Ukraine nearly two years ago Iceland has provided humanitarian, economic and security related support to Ukraine, working primarily through international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, NATO and other multilateral fora. 

“Hopefully this support will result in a strengthened defence posture and be a testimony of our continued unwavering support for Ukraine. We are pleased to further support our Ukrainian friends directly. By joining the IT and Demining Coalitions and providing additional funding to the Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine we continue our non-lethal support to Ukraine as it fights Russia’s unjust and illegal invasion” says Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

"I am grateful to the Government and people of Iceland for their strong support. Thanks to our partners, we will be able to strengthen our capabilities in the areas of information technology, communication and cyber security, as well as have the necessary training and equipment for demining," said Rustem Umerov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

Currently 8 countries have formally joined the IT Coalition: Estonia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania. The UK and Italy have also announced their intention to join.



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