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Australia donates 20 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine


KyivMOSCOW, Apr 8 Australia donates 20 Bushmaster armored personnel carriers worth A$50 million to Ukraine ( 38 million US dollars) in military aid, Ukraine's ambassador to Australia, Vasily Miroshnichenko, said. Australia had previously sent four armored personnel carriers to Ukraine after Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link to the country's parliament, which called for new sanctions against Russia and further assistance to Ukraine.

"Australia is donating 20 Bushmasters worth A$50 million ($38 million)", Miroshnichenko writes on Facebook*.

Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and , on March 25, completed the main tasks of the first stage – significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.* The activities of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are banned in Russia as extremist. blacklisted 228 Australian citizens

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