EU announces allocation of additional EUR 500M in military aid to Ukraine

EU announces allocation of additional EUR 500M in military aid to Ukraine

The European Union has officially approved the allocation of another tranche worth 500 million euros for Ukraine to further support the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

This is said in a press release published on the website of the EU Council.

 “The mobilisation of an additional €500 million by EU member states is yet another proof that we remain steadfast in our support to the Ukrainian armed forces to defend the country against the escalating illegal aggression. Russia’s latest indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian civilians and civilian infrastructure are another proof of Russia’s complete disrespect for human rights and international law. The EU will continue supporting Ukraine as long as it takes and as long as is needed,” Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated.

It is noted that the sixth tranche worth 500 million euros will now bring the total EU contribution under the EPF for Ukraine to 3.1 billion euros.

The scope of the equipment to be provided in the new support package is in line with the current priorities as expressed by the Ukrainian government.

“In this light, the assistance measures consist of €490 million for military equipment designed to deliver lethal force for defensive purposes, as well as €10 million intended to cover the provision of equipment and supplies, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits, and fuel. In addition, both assistance measures will also allow for the provision of maintenance and repair of already donated military equipment by EU member states to Ukraine under the EPF,” the document says.

As reported by Ukrinform, Borrell stated that the European Union wants to seek a diplomatic solution to Russia's war against Ukraine, but will respond firmly to any Russian attempts at further escalation and will increase direct military aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to an amount exceeding 3 billion euros.


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