A look at the Defence news, 30 October - 5 November

Ukrainian minehunters under Dutch command during Joint Warrior

For 2 weeks, the Royal Netherlands Navy was in command of 2 Ukrainian minehunters.

Enlarge image 2 marine ships.
Zr.Ms. Tromp (on the foreground) in the Scottish waters.

This took place in Scottish waters during the international exercise Joint Warrior. The British navy donated the ships to Ukraine.

Netherlands Minister of Defence visited war-torn Kharkiv and Kyiv

Last week, the outgoing Netherlands Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren was in Ukraine. The minister paid a visit to the Kharkiv region, where heavy fighting took place against the Russian invaders. In the vicinity of Kyiv, she spoke with the partly Dutch forensic investigation team.