EU defence ministers met via video conference to discuss the latest situation on the ground in Ukraine, following Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military invasion. During the discussion ministers referred to efforts already underway and their intention to step up support in the coming days and weeks.
Our support to Ukrainian Armed Forces is crucial and is needed now. Everyone agrees on that. Member states are determined to increase their bilateral military support to Ukraine, to repel the unacceptable actions by Putin.
Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
The unprecedented support package adopted under the European Peace facility will help Ukrainian armed forces to defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity and population. This includes a €450 million support package for the provision of lethal assistance for defensive purpose and a €50 million support package for the provision of non-lethal supplies.
At the request of Ukraine, the EU will also provide geospatial intelligence through the EU satellite center.
The EU will continue to engage with and provide support to other countries in the region, including Moldova, Georgia and countries in the Western Balkans.