Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic stated on March 30 that Croatia would receive $140 million in military aid from the U.S., for the procurement and forming of a squadron of new helicopters.
“The funds will be used for the procurement and forming of a squadron of new helicopters, which Croatia will procure from the U.S.,” Plenkovic said during the government session in Zagreb. He said that support had been agreed on with the U.S. administration, through the program of financing of foreign armed forces, within which $140 million is designated for Croatia. So far, the country has received around 800 million dollars through the program.
“In this way, we are establishing cooperation based on partnership and this money will be used for the procurement of new armaments, in the context of military cooperation with the U.S.,” Plenkovic stated, assessing that relations with the U.S. were constantly advancing.
The government also decided for Croatia to help Ukraine with 500,000 euros within NATO’s Comprehensive Aid Package for Ukraine. Croatian media recollected that Croatia had so far purchased two new Black Hawk helicopters from the U.S. and received two more as a donation.