Dutch PM Tells Nation: War In Ukraine Is 'Our War'
On June 19, 2022, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated that while the Netherlands is not formally at war with Russia, “it is practically our war too,” according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
Photo Insert: “Those consequences also affect our wallets. But we must do that for our safety and our freedom,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte added.
He also stated that the people of the Netherlands must be prepared to bear the consequences of Russia's war in Ukraine.
“Those consequences also affect our wallets. But we must do that for our safety and our freedom,” he added.
In a televised address on June 18, German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen stated that MLR systems are also on their way to Ukraine. Feldhusen stated that HIMARS are currently being assembled in Europe and will be delivered to Ukraine on behalf of Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, according to Ukraine Daily.
According to the online news outlet Politico, the US may double the number of HIMARS sent to Ukraine. If approved, Ukraine will receive four more HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in the next round of military aid, according to the news outlet, citing an unnamed US Department of Defense official.
The first four HIMARS are scheduled to arrive in Ukraine by the end of June.
Russia has lost 33,350 troops in Ukraine since February 24, according to the General Staff of Ukraine on June 18. Russia also lost 1,465 tanks, 3,573 armored fighting vehicles, 739 pieces of artillery, 233 multiple launch rocket systems, 98 surface-to-air missile systems, 180 helicopters, 216 planes, 594 drones, and 14 boats.