South Korea to provide $150 Mn aid to Ukraine

South Korea will be increasing the humanitarian and non-lethal military assistance / aid to Ukraine.

The South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol after meeting the Ukrainian President  Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv said that he would “expand the scale of supplies from last year, when we provided materials such as helmets and bullet-proof vests”.

In total South Korea will increase humanitarian aid to $150 Million in 2023, from $100 Million last year.

South Korea, which is the world’s ninth-largest arms exporter, has a longstanding policy to not supply lethal weapons to active conflict zones.

And, thus till date the Asian Nation has not provided any kind of weapons to Ukraine.

But, it joined international sanctions against Russia and has provided Ukraine with humanitarian and financial support.

Rather, earlier this month, South Korea had supplied demining equipment, ambulances and other non-military materials “are in the works” after a request from Ukraine.

Besides, South Korea had also provided support to replace the Kakhovka dam, which was destroyed last month in the ongoing war.

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