Minister Anušić: Croatia has sent €181 mn worth of military aid to Ukraine

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Croatia has so far provided military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of €181 million and it will continue sending aid in line with its capacity, Defence Minister Ivan Anušić said in Brussels.

The minister, who was attending an informal meeting of EU defence ministers, said that Croatia was delivering on its promises to Ukraine and expressed hope all EU countries would do what they agreed to with regard to assistance to Ukraine.

"The military industry must start functioning in line with the challenges that lie ahead. EU countries, including Croatia, must develop their production potential," said Anušić.

Croatia must start manufacturing ammunition and weapons not only for its own needs but for export as well, he said, adding that Croatian arms producers would connect with manufacturers across Europe.

Anušić also announced a pay rise for Croatian service people.

Text: Hina