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Australia Boosts Aid to Ukraine; Whitehaven to Supply Coal

  • Canberra will send defense material, humanitarian assistance
  • Australia is also banning exports of alumina to Russia
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WATCH: Australia, the world’s top alumina exporter, is banning shipments to Russia. Bloomberg’s Paul Allen reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Australia is stepping up military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine to assist in its war against Russia, including 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government will offer an additional A$21 million ($15.6 million) of military support for Ukraine, including unspecified material from the Australian Defence Force’s stocks. It’s also pledging another A$30 million in humanitarian assistance, according to a government statement Sunday.