Europe allocates another 500 million euros for the purchase of weapons for Ukraine

The high representative of the EU for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, announced on his arrival at the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 in Germany a new allocation of 500 million euros to buy weapons from Ukraine.

Europe allocates another 500 million euros for the purchase of weapons for Ukraine

The high representative of the EU for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, announced on his arrival at the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 in Germany a new allocation of 500 million euros to buy weapons from Ukraine. With this new item, the total expenditure of the EU in arms through the Instrument for Peace will amount to 2,000 million euros. To this amount is added what each country delivers to kyiv in a bilateral format.

"The recipe is clear," said Borrell. "More support for Ukraine, including military support. We, the European Union, will provide a new tranche of 500 million more to support Ukraine militarily. They will be 2,000 million euros in total. More pressure on Russia with economic sanctions, and continue working on the international isolation of Russia.

In addition to countering misinformation about the consequences of the war on energy and food prices around the world and presenting a united front to continue supporting Ukraine."

In relation to the blocking of sanctions on Russian oil by the Hungarian opposition, Borrell has basically limited himself to declaring that "on Monday the foreign ministers will deal with it and I will give a new political impetus to an agreement." “I am sure we will have an agreement. We need this agreement and we will have it, because we have to get rid of dependence on Russian oil. We have to understand the specific circumstances of each of the 27 member states. But if there is no agreement at the level of ambassadors on Monday, the ministers, when they meet in the Foreign Affairs Council, have to give the political impetus.

The meeting, which takes place on the Weißenhäuser Strand, on the Baltic Sea coast, is attended by the Foreign Ministers of Moldova and Ukraine. The latter, Dmytro Kuleba, expressed his gratitude for the European support, while the host of the meeting, the German minister Annalena Baerbock, assured both Moldova and Ukraine of full support in Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu, also met Kuleba early in the morning to hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G7 deliberations. As a small neighboring country of Ukraine, Moldova is considered a possible first target of another Russian attack. Kuleba is asking the G7 countries to hand over Western fighter jets and missile defense systems. Baerbock is cautious about kyiv's demand for fighter jets and has referred to a previous stance on establishing no-fly zones. Ukraine's grain exports are also being discussed in this forum due to fears of a global food crisis due to the war.


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