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Compensation for EU Countries Supplying Arms to Kiev: Borrell Calls for Amount

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Brussels, March 8 – Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said after a meeting in Stockholm that the so-called European Peace Fund has already compensated the EU countries 450 million euros for the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. of the defense ministries of the European Union countries.
He said that “the European Peace Fund returned to the member states of the European Union about 450 million euros in exchange for the ammunition supplied to Ukraine.”
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According to Burrell, “Fighting nowadays is very expensive in terms of artillery ammunition.” “That’s tens of thousands of shots every day,” he said.
Borrell is confident that the EU needs to speed up delivery. “Every day, ammunition from EU countries arrives in Ukraine. This is a constant flow. But it must be increased. We must deliver faster and more,” said the EU’s High Representative for Security.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, noted that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.
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