South Korea to Provide Non-Lethal Military Supplies to Ukraine

South Korea announced on March 15 that it will send non-lethal military supplies, as well as medical items, to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson Boo Seung-chan said in a press briefing that the government will send a logistics support package worth 1 billion won ($805,378) to help Ukraine boost its defenses against Russian forces.

The package consists of military and medical supplies, such as bulletproof helmets, blankets, non-perishable military food kits, field beds, tents, and first aid kits.

The package is expected to be delivered next week, although talks to determine transportation logistics are still underway, according to Boo.

Ukraine has requested military and humanitarian aid from a number of countries since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his troops to invade Ukraine over two weeks ago.

The South Korean Defense Ministry said last week that it sees “limits” in providing weapons to Ukraine due to concerns that doing so would further escalate the war.

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