The foreign ministers of the EU member states have agreed to increase the total amount of military assistance to Ukraine to 2.5 million euros, European Council President Charles Michel has said.
The European Union will provide another 500 million euros for the supply of arms and military equipment to Ukraine. The decision to this effect was agreed by the EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels on Monday, July 18, said the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
Thus, the total supply of arms and equipment to the Ukrainian army from EU countries within the framework of the European Peace Facility (EPF) will reach 2.5 billion euros, he further pointed out. “Europe continues to act in the name of peace and the protection of our values. I welcome the EU Council’s political decision on the fifth tranche to Ukraine under the EPF,” he wrote on Twitter.
The first package of 500 million euros in military aid to Ukraine was accepted in late February, and three more followed in March, April and May. According to the EU, these funds are used to finance weapons for Ukraine's Armed Forces (AFU), as well as supplies of personal protective equipment, sanitary materials and fuel.