It brings New Zealand's total contribution to more than $100 million.
Ukraine says motivation is high but fighters and ammunition are in low supply.
Russia said it had full control of the Ukrainian town of Avdiivka after Ukraine withdrew.
The tide of the war has turned in Moscow's favour after a Ukrainian counteroffensive failed to break through Russian lines last year.
It comes as the war closes in on its third year.
The former Fox News host sat down with the Russian president for a two-hour-plus interview this week.
Here are the key points from their conversation.
"We are ready for this dialogue," the Russian President says.
The shake up is ushering in new leadership.