The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union today adopted additional assistance measures under the European Peace Facility (EPF) to further support the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The sixth tranche worth €500 million will now bring the total EU contribution for Ukraine under the EPF to €3.1 billion.
“While Dmytro Kuleba [Ukrainian Foreign Minister] addresses Foreign Affairs Council from a bomb shelter, we raise EU military assistance to €3.1 billion and launch the EU military training mission for Ukraine,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell said on Twitter. “Russia’s latest indiscriminate attacks will not shake our determination to support Ukraine, it will only reinforce it.”
The equipment to be provided under the new support package is in line with current priorities stated by the Ukrainian government. The assistance measures include €490 million for defensive lethal force equipment and €10 million for equipment and supplies such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits and fuel. In addition, both assistance measures will also allow for the maintenance and repair of military equipment already transferred by EU member states to Ukraine under the EPF.
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