"This contribution will save lives in Ukraine," Vice President Nadia Calviño stated, adding that the money will be channeled through the Health Enhancement and Life-Saving (HEAL) project.
“We are proud to support this initiative,” she said, recalling that the HEAL works to counteract women's vulnerability by training health personnel to treat victims of gender-based violence.
Calviño stressed that Spain helps Ukraine as a "serious, reliable and responsible" ally that works in coordination with its partners from the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Spain became the 1st country in Europe to offer paid menstrual leave, for 3-5 days.
It also gave final approval to laws that: ▪️ enshrine rights to abortion for people over 16 ▪️ let trans people over 16 self-identify gender by simple declaration, one of the only places to do so pic.twitter.com/syeJ7uBdTD
On Wednesday, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles announced that her office will send six German-made Leopard tanks to the Ukrainian army, which has received 54 arms shipments from this European country.
During a visit to Kyiv on Thursday, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez confirmed to President Volodymyr Zelenski that Spain, which will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union in July, will continue to support Ukraine.
"Dear Volodymyr, we will help you in all we can," he stated, adding that he will consider shipping Spanish fighter planes to Ukraine, as Zelenski requested.