The dispatch of 41 decommissioned fighters is also being discussed.

Australia intends to provide Ukraine with Hawkei armored vehicles as the centerpiece of an upcoming military aid package, The Sydney Morning Herald reports , citing people familiar with the matter.

According to them, during a meeting in Singapore at the Asian Security Summit (“Shangri-La Dialogue”) between Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, “a mutual understanding was reached, but the deal has not yet been formalized through the official systems of Canberra” .

Marles himself declined to comment on the upcoming delivery. He stated that the Ukrainians “provided a list” and they had a “rather detailed conversation.”

The head of the Australian Ministry of Defense added that a new support package for Kyiv will be presented “in the near future.”

The publication notes that the announcement of assistance to Ukraine is expected by the time of the trip of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to the NATO summit in Lithuania next month.

Meanwhile, the Australian Financial Review writes that Australia, the US and Ukraine are discussing sending 41 decommissioned Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets to Kiev instead of scrapping them.

Sources of the publication said that the United States favors the idea of ​​transferring the F / A-18 to Ukraine.

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