EU: New € 500 million military aid to Ukraine

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The EU will provide a further 500m euros in military aid to Ukraine, European Union Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said today, adding that he was convinced an agreement could be reached in the coming days to agree on an embargo on Russian oil.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in northern Germany, Borel noted that military support would be for heavy weapons such as tanks and artillery, and would increase the amount of EU aid to about 2 billion euros.

“A new impetus for military support. (It will (put) more pressure on Russia with economic sanctions and continuing Russia’s international isolation and tackling misinformation,” the EU High Representative said.

Borrell also said he was optimistic that an EU embargo on Russian oil could also be agreed in the coming days.

“I am convinced that we will have an agreement. We need it and we will have it. We must get rid of our dependence on oil from Russia,” he added.

“If there is no agreement at the ambassadorial level, then when they meet on Monday, the ministers should give the political impetus,” he concluded.

source: ΑΠΕ

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