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EU's arms finance plan will deliver defensive weapons to Ukraine

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EU's arms finance plan will deliver defensive weapons to Ukraine
EU's arms finance plan will deliver defensive weapons to Ukraine   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

BRUSSELS – EU defence ministers will discuss plans on Monday to jointly finance deliveries of weapons worth 500 million euros to Ukraine, and these will include a range of defensive arms to repel Russian forces, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said.

“Member states have to provide these arms, they have to coordinate with what they are doing … with these resources,” Josep Borrell said ahead of the virtual meeting of European Union defence ministers.

“The fight is fierce, Kyiv is resisting … and Russia is paying a high toll in number of casualties, but we have to provide the munitions, we have to provide the high-calibre guns and anti-tank equipment. Also fuel … for the tanks, for the planes, all that has to be coordinated.”