When Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia called Vasyl Myroshnychenko to supply more Bushmaster vehicles to the Eastern European nation, Mr Marles agreed that assistance was needed.
“Australia is hitting above its weight,” he told Sky News on Tuesday.
Although the prime minister has not yet indicated whether he will visit Kiev, Myroshnychenko said other world leaders have made the trip despite the danger.
“My president has assured me that Prime Minister Albanian is very welcome, he would like to see him.”
“This ruthless invasion is having real consequences for the people of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine are inspiring the world with its struggle to defend their national sovereignty while fighting this ruthless invasion,” he said.