The additional funds will be used to supply Kyiv with tanks, artillery and other heavy weapons. As a result, the total EU aid to Ukraine will reach 2 billion euros.
The European Union is allocating additional military aid to Ukraine worth half a billion euros, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said. “A new impetus for military support. It will be more pressure on Russia with economic sanctions and continuing international isolation of Russia and countering misinformation,” Borrell said on the margins of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in northern Germany on Friday, May 13.
According to Borrell, an additional half-billion euros will be used to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons, including tanks and artillery. With this package, the EU’s total assistance to Ukraine will reach 2 billion euros. The head of European diplomacy also expressed confidence that a European embargo on Russian oil imports would be agreed upon in the coming days.
“I am sure that we will have an agreement. We need it, and we will have it. We have to get rid of the oil dependency from Russia,” Borrell said. Meanwhile, Bloomberg and Politico magazine report that Europe is considering removing the oil embargo from the sixth package of sanctions against Russia because of the inability to quickly find a solution acceptable to all EU countries.