European Union Approves €5 Billion in Military Aid for Ukraine

by Cheplyk Roman
Monday, March 18, 2024
European Union Approves €5 Billion in Military Aid for Ukraine

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Ministers have reached a consensus to allocate an additional €5 billion in military aid to Ukraine from the European Peace Fund, as confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

This decision was finalized during the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU meeting, which saw participation from the Ukrainian Foreign Minister. Expressing gratitude for this significant support, the Ukrainian Minister thanked the EU counterparts for their decision, marking a crucial step in bolstering Ukraine's defense capabilities amidst ongoing conflicts.

Notably, Hungary chose to abstain from the vote, with State Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Relations Zoltan Kovacs providing comments on the decision.

This development comes as Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal highlighted the country's anticipation for advancements in European integration processes. According to Shmyhal, negotiations for joining the EU are expected to commence in the first half of 2024, reflecting Ukraine's ongoing efforts towards closer ties with the European Union amidst challenging times.

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