“Ukraine should get all the necessary military equipment and training it needs to defend its territory and its people from Russia’s war of aggression. They are not just defending their country; they are also defending our common values and the basic principles of international law. Today’s new measures send a clear message at a crucial time: we will continue supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes and as long as it is needed,” said Josep Borell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission.
Ukraine should get all the military equipment & training needed to defend their territory and their people from Russia’s war of aggression.
Total EU military support for #Ukraine under EPF is now € 3.6 billion.
The EU will continue supporting Ukraine.https://t.co/hZLynNhxDQ pic.twitter.com/pC9kLvpiMS
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) February 2, 2023
With today’s decision, the EU is stepping up its support to Ukraine to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, and protect the civilian population against the ongoing Russian war of aggression. The seventh package will now bring the total EU contribution under the EPF for Ukraine to €3.6 billion.
The aim of the new assistance measure supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine trained under EUMAM Ukraine is to provide necessary non-lethal equipment and supplies as well as services to back the training activities.
The mobilisation of additional military assistance and support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine trained by EUMAM Ukraine demonstrates that the EU remains steadfast in its support for the Ukrainian military in defending the country against the escalating illegal aggression. Russia’s latest indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian civilians and civilian infrastructure are additional proof of Russia’s complete disrespect for human rights and international law.