This afternoon, EU High Representative Josep Borrell will convene European Union Foreign Ministers for an extraordinary online meeting in view of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Ahead of the meeting, Josep Borrell said: “I will propose to Ministers to use the European Peace Facility for two emergency assistance measures. These aim to finance the supply of lethal material to the heroic Ukrainian army, which is fighting with fierce resistance against the Russian invaders and provide urgently needed non-lethal supplies, such as fuel.”
The High Representative’s proposal follows a direct request made by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, on Friday, during his address to EU Foreign Ministers.
Borrell also suggests supplying the Ukrainian army with non-lethal equipment, such as fuel and urgent medical supplies, and providing assistance to the people of Ukraine in the face of the senseless aggression by Russia.
Today’s discussion by EU Foreign Ministers will also pave the way for the adoption of all necessary legal acts concerning yesterday’s decision on SWIFT.
European Commissioner for humanitarian aid, Janez Lenarčič will also provide an update on the EU’s humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and to Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries.
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