Portugal will send military equipment to Ukraine, said the country’s defense ministry on Sunday, joining other western nations in sender help to the Eastern European country under Russian rule attack.
Lisbon must send “vests, helmets, night vision goggles, grenades and ammunition of various calibers,” the ministry said. in A declaration in the beginning hours on Twitter.
“Portugal supports Ukraine, which defends itself against an action that is unjustified, illegal and unacceptable invasion”said Defense Minister Joao Cravinho. in another tweet.
Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs on On Saturday, CNN Portugal said Lisbon was “totally open” to welcoming “thousands of Ukrainians” forced to flee their country.
He also said that Lisbon had suspended the review of Applications in Russia for the so-called “golden visas”, residence permits granted to wealthy foreign investors.
Event in solidarity with Ukraine must stand later in the day in the capital Lisbon, after a previous rally of hundreds of people on Saturday.
Greece on Sunday also said he would send”defense equipmentto ukraine via Poland, without giving further details of what it would be.
Germany said on Saturday that son army would transfer 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger-class surface weapons for air missiles to Ukraine, in a U-turn from its long standing policy of prohibition of arms exports to conflict zones.
The Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic have also promised various kinds of weapons, while the United States supplies Ukraine with 350 millions of dollars in Additional military equipment.
Romania announced that it would send three millions euros worth of “fuel, bulletproof vests, helmets, ammunition and other military equipment” for Kyiv.
The Ministry of Defense in Bucharest said that 11 Romanians military the hospitals were also ready to take in Ukrainians injured.