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New Zealand Defense Forces (NZDF) logistics personnel have begun working with the international military to support Ukraine’s military efforts.
According to a statementthe staff works as part of the International Donor Coordination Center (IDCC) in Germany to coordinate the delivery of donated military aid to Ukraine.
The Royal Air Force’s New Zealand C-130 Hercules (RNZAF) also began transporting shipments of military equipment to front posts in Europe last week.
The aircraft is currently based at the Royal Air Force Base in Breeze Norton, UK. It is expected to transport additional materials in the coming weeks.
The Commander of the United Forces of New Zealand, Rear Admiral Jim Gilmore, said: “Our staff perform their duties professionally, coordinating well with personnel from other nations in the logistics and transportation of donations from donors.
In March, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced she would send military personnel to Europe amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
NZDF personnel are also involved in intelligence and engagement without being directly involved in the conflict.
In a separate report, Russia claims to have destroyed a military depot in the southwestern Ukrainian city of Odessa. The center allegedly contained drones, missiles and ammunition delivered from foreign countries, Reuters reported.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the military used high-precision Onyx missiles to hit the site.
Russia uses missiles to strike at military targets in Ukraine. Last month, she used Caliber missiles to destroy an arms depot in the Zaporozhye region.