The EU doubled the amount of military aid for Ukraine to €1 billion
European Council increased the original budget for support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by an additional €500 million, thereby doubling its initial amount to €1 billion.
“We will continue supporting Ukraine against Russia’s aggression and the unspeakable suffering it is inflicting on the Ukrainian population. The additional €500 million under the European Peace Facility is another sign of the EU’s support to the Ukrainian armed forces to defend their territory and their population,” stated Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The assistance will be used to finance both the provision of equipment and supplies such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits and fuel, military equipment and platforms, designed to deliver lethal force for defensive purposes. The duration of the assistance measure is also extended by 12 months.