“The Prime Minister specified that Australia would provide additional military equipment requested by Ukraine, including 14 armored personnel carriers, 20 Bushmaster armored vehicles and several drones,” RIA Novosti quoted the message as saying.

Earlier it became known that Ukraine received the first four M113AS4 armored personnel carriers out of 14 promised as military assistance from Australia.

On June 28, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said that the continued supply of weapons to Ukraine by the United States increases the threat of further escalation.