The EU is to double its spending on military support for Ukraine to €1 billion, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said today.
Borrell said agreement among the 27 EU leaders meeting in Versailles had not been difficult to secure: “No, not at all. Everybody was completely aware that we have to increase our military support to Ukraine, to continue putting pressure on Russia and to increase our military support to Ukraine. So, €500 million more.”
He said EU leaders were set to sign off the decision this morning: “I made the proposal to double our contribution, with €500 million more on military [equipment] for the Ukrainian armed forces and to continue thinking about more sanctions to the oligarchs and to the Russian economy… This is what we are going to do, and I am sure that the [European] Leaders will approve it this morning,” he said, adding: “And it is going to be done immediately. Now it flows quickly.”
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