EFESydney, Australia

Australia said Monday that it will provide an additional 34 armored vehicles to Ukraine and prohibit Russian gold imports following Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's visit to the country, where he met President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The AU$99.5 million ($67.9 million) military assistance includes 14 armored personnel carriers and 20 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles, among other equipment, the Australian prime minister’s office said in a statement on Monday.

During his visit on Sunday, Albanese also toured the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel, where he "saw first-hand some of the devastation caused by Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine," the statement said.

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