Dutch PM Rutte visits Kyiv to show support for Ukraine

Today, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands wants to show his support for the people of Ukraine and Zelenskyy’s government. As a result, he has found himself in Kyiv, surrounded by rubble.

Why? As part of his visit, Rutte was brought to some of the worst-affected suburbs of the city: Borodyanka, Butsha and Irpin.

It is his first time visiting the country since the beginning of Russia’s war on Ukraine. In May, the Dutch minister of foreign affairs met with Zelenskyy.

And now, so will Rutte. This afternoon, both the Dutch PM and the president of Ukraine will meet to host a press conference.

Dutch support for Ukraine

During this, they will discuss Dutch support for Ukraine, which certainly exists.

From masses of people singing in Dam Square and the Dutch government’s condemnation of the actions of Russia, to the setting up of numerous charities to support Ukraine, the Netherlands has not been shy to show support for the country.

READ MORE | Dutch cabinet supplies two fighter jets to back Ukraine, willing to do more

This support has also come in the form of weapons, with the Dutch providing โ‚ฌ172.2 million worth of military equipment to Ukraine.

Included in this delivery, are fighter jets and Howitzers, with the Netherlands announcing that three more of the huge military weapons will be delivered to Ukraine.

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Sarah O'Leary ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions โ€” she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

1 COMMENT

  1. The sole reason Putin invaded Ukraine is because Donald Trump was not re-elected President. Putin invaded Ukraine under Obama and nothing was done. Under Trump, Russia dared not attack, much less invade, ANY friends of the WEST. Putin, like all bullies, invaded Ukraine because he knew Bidenโ€™s America, and every NATO member would do nothing but put on a show. Rutteโ€™s โ€œhelpโ€ will do NOTHING whatsoever to truly help Ukraine.

    The blood of the Ukraine dead is on the hands of every American who did not vote for Trump and also on the hands of every NATO leader who did not support Trump.

    The only way to stop a bully is to Stand Up To Him, not wait until he is busy beating and killing people. Rutteโ€™s pretty playthings arenโ€™t going to cleanse his Guilt or Help Ukraine.

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