Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Iceland boosts humanitarian support for Ukraine

Iceland has joined two coalitions to support Ukraine — the IT Coalition and the Demining Coalition.
Icelandic and Ukrainian military during demining exercises. Credit: Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense
Iceland boosts humanitarian support for Ukraine

Iceland has joined two coalitions to support Ukraine — the IT Coalition and the Demining Coalition, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry announced on 24 December.

Additionally, Iceland announced an extra allocation of 340,000 euros through NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Package for purchasing medical supplies for Ukraine.

Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Iceland has provided humanitarian, economic, and security support, mostly through international organizations like the UN, the World Bank, NATO, and other multinational forums.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov expressed his gratitude, stating, “We are thankful to the government and people of Iceland for their robust support. With the help of our partners, we will be able to strengthen areas of information technology, communications, and cybersecurity, as well as have the necessary training and equipment for demining.”

“We hope our support will lead to the strengthening of Ukraine’s defense capabilities. By joining coalitions and providing additional funding under NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Package, we continue our non-lethal support to Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s unfair and illegal invasion,” Iceland’s Foreign Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said.

Currently, the IT Coalition comprises eight countries: Estonia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Japan. The United Kingdom and Italy have also announced their intention to join.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Stay informed with Kompreno.
    • Get quality journalism from across Europe.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts