According to the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Vasyl Myroshnychenko post on Facebook, Australia sends 20 Bushmaster vehicles worth AUD 50 million (USD 38 million).
"President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the parliament [of Australia] on March 31 and asked for Bushmaster armoured personnel carriers. The next morning, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed his readiness to send them. Ukraine time, everything happened in one day," Myroshnychenko noted.
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As the Ambassador noted, according to the Australian national security experts, this is the fastest decision on military assistance provision in the country's history.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is postponing the final decision to provide Ukraine with high-tech tanks despite pressure from partners in the ruling coalition.
As Defense Express reported, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated earlier that Australia to send armored Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine just after Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had addressed the Australian Parliament on Thursday, March 31, and had asked for the Australian-made, four-wheel-drive vehicles.
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