Europe News Desk!!! Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed defense aid for Kiev and new sanctions on Russia. In the talks, Zelensky thanked the Netherlands for the decision to transfer the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine and for its participation in the tank alliance, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the presidential press service. Zelensky said that together with Germany and Denmark, the Netherlands is preparing to deliver about 100 Leopard tanks to Ukraine. He said that this year, the Netherlands has allocated 2.5 billion euros (about $2.67 billion) to help Ukraine in the military, financial, humanitarian and legal fields. Zelensky called for new sanctions on Moscow over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including restrictive measures against the nuclear sector, the missile industry, the IT sector and all industries and enterprises that contribute to the implementation of the Russian missile program or the production of drones. Are. At the same time, Rutte said that his country is ready not only to supply Ukraine with tanks and air defense systems, but also to provide training and exercises for the Ukrainian army. Rutte arrived in Kiev on his second visit since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict nearly a year ago.
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