ROME – Italy s government on Monday agreed to provide military equipment and materials to Ukraine following Russia s invasion, although it did not immediately say how much.
Cabinet ministers approved a decree providing for “the transfer of military means, material and equipment to the governmental authorities of Ukraine”, a spokesman for Prime Minister Mario Draghi s office said.
The United States, Canada and more than a dozen European countries have so far responded to Ukrainian appeals for military equipment.
The announcement is separate from Sunday s news that Italy would immediately transfer 110 million euros ($120 million) for the Ukrainian government.
But it was not immediately clear if the military support was part of a wider package unveiled by Brussels Sunday, in which the European Union agreed to unblock 450 million euros for member states to buy arms for Ukraine.