55_2021-2022/60 - Petitie om Belgische M113s AIFV naar Oekraïne te sturen / Petition to send Belgian M113 AIFVs to Ukraine
Changes at "55_2021-2022/60 - Petitie om Belgische M113s AIFV naar Oekraïne te sturen / Petition to send Belgian M113 AIFVs to Ukraine"
- +Petition to send Belgian M113 AIFVs to Ukraine
Belgium has roughly 190 M113 AIFV armoured vehicles in reserve. This military equipment has gone unused for years and in recent years the Belgian government has begun to get rid of these by selling them for a fraction of what they're worth. Now, however, they're valuable again, only not for us.
Ukraine is in desperate need for mechanised and motorised equipment for the battle for Donbass. The wide open fields and vast nature of the area ensures that infantry alone is not enough to ensure a decisive victory like the one they achieved at Kyiv. They need our help.
Normally it wouldn't be wise to send foreign equipment such as this to Ukraine due to the fact that they don't have the training nor spare parts to maintain the vehicles, but this is no longer the case. The United States has pledged to supply Ukraine with 200 M113s, as well as training and spare parts. Belgium needs to do its part as well!
On Belgian soil they collect dust, in Ukraine they can defend democracy and save lives. Please sign this petition to request/demand that our government send our unused vehicles to the East.