EU Council approved providing Ukraine with €1 billion for ammunition

The European Council noted on April 13, 2023, that it approved the allocation of 1 billion euros for the provision of ammunition to Ukraine.

Source: The European Council

“The Council today adopted an assistance measure worth €1 billion under the European Peace Facility (EPF) to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This measure will allow the EU to reimburse member states for ammunition donated to Ukraine from existing stocks or from the reprioritisation of existing orders during the period 9 February to 31 May 2023,” informed the Council of the EU.

The decision of the European Council implements the first part of the Council agreement dated 20 March 2023. It outlines a three-track approach to accelerate the delivery and joint procurement of ammunition to Ukraine.

“With today’s decision, we operationalise the first part of the historic agreement reached by EU leaders to support the immediate delivery of €1 billion worth of artillery ammunition for the Ukrainian armed forces. There is no better demonstration of the EU’s united resolve and determination to continue supporting Ukraine’s legitimate right of self-defence against the brutal Russian aggressor,” said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The assistance measure, which was adopted today, brings the total EU contribution to Ukraine under the EPF up to EUR4.6 billion.

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