European Peace Facility: Council adopts assistance measures for Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

European Peace Facility: Council adopts assistance measures for Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

December 2, 2021

The Council of the European Union adopted today a set of decisions establishing four assistance measures under the European Peace Facility (EPF) in support of Georgia, the Republic of MoldovaUkraine and the Republic of Mali.

These measures aim to strengthen the countries’ capacities in military and defence matters, with the aim of promoting domestic resilience and peace. For Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the EU also aims to enhance the capacity and interoperability of local armed forces to contribute to Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) military missions and operations.

All assistance will be subject to compliance with relevant international laws. None of the measures involve the supply of equipment designed to deliver lethal force.

Georgia

The assistance measure will help strengthen the capacities of the Georgian Defence Forces, including their ability to provide services to civilians in crises or emergency situations.In particular, it will provide non-lethal medical and engineering equipment and civilian-type mobility assets.

This measure is worth €12.75 million over a period of 36 months.

Republic of Moldova

This assistance measure will help build the capacities of the Military Medical Service and the Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova, including their ability to provide services to civilians in crises or emergency situations. In particular, the EU will finance the provision of medical equipment for the Military Medical Service, and of explosive ordnance disposal equipment for the Engineering Battalion.

This measure is worth €7 million over a period of 36 months.

Ukraine

This assistance measure will enhance the overall resilience of Ukraine and help strengthen the capacities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including their ability to provide services to civilians in crises or emergency situations. In particular, it will finance military medical units, including field hospitals, engineering, mobility and logistics units, and support on cyber.

The measure is worth €31 million over a period of 36 months.

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