12 Apr 2022

National Party backs military support for Ukraine

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 12 April 2022

The National Party is backing New Zealand sending military support to Ukraine as it battles the Russian invasion.

Cabinet has agreed to send an airforce Hercules along with 50-soldiers to Europe this week for two months to help distribute aid for Ukraine.

It's extending New Zealand's financial contribution by an extra $13 million. The extra money includes $7.5 million for the UK to buy weapons and ammunition for Ukraine.

National's Foreign Affiars spokesperson Gerry Brownlee spoke to Susie Ferguson.