European Commission to present Act in Support of Ammunition for Ukraine

European Commission to present Act in Support of Ammunition for Ukraine

The European Commission is set to adopt tomorrow the so-called Act in Support of Ammunition, aimed to accelerate production of artillery rounds to quicker respond to Ukraine's needs and replenish EU stocks.

That’s according to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who reported the news via Twitter, Ukrinform’s own correspondent in Brussels reports.

"Glad to meet with President Peter Pavel in Prague. I thanked him for Czechia's staunch support to Ukraine. We need to urgently step up production, procurement, delivery of ammunition. This is why the EU Commission will present the Act in Support of Ammunition Production tomorrow," EC President wrote.

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As reported earlier, the EU member states had agreed on a political decision to provide Ukraine with one million shells until the end of 2023 to support the nation’s capability to defend against Russian aggression. The implementation of such a decision involves a combination of three lines of action.

The first one involves the allocation of EUR 1 billion to compensate member states for supplying already available ammunition from army stocks, the second one is about putting another billion euros into jointly ordering ammunition, which will be used to replenish national arsenals in member states and to continue the supply of ammunition to Ukraine.

Finally, the third track involves the prospective build-up of European defense industry’s capacities in order to properly address the range of security and defense challenges facing the European Union and its member states as a result of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

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