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'As much in one year than previously in two': Borrell on EU aid to Ukraine in 2024

'As much in one year than previously in two': Borrell on EU aid to Ukraine in 2024 Photo: Josep Borrell, head of EU diplomacy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The European Union and its member states have already allocated €21 billion for military support to Ukraine this year, announces the head of the EU's diplomacy, Josep Borrell at a briefing.

He reminded that EU member states and European institutions have transferred military equipment worth 28 billion euros to Ukraine.

At the same time, according to Borrell, the meeting of defense ministers raised the issue of commitments to further assistance to Ukraine in 2024.

"I can say that, at least it is going to be €21 billion being budgeted for 2024 for military assistance to Ukraine. You can see the acceleration," he said.

The head of EU diplomacy clarified that 21 billion euros is a minimum since not all countries have yet provided data on aid plans for Ukraine for this year.

"In a single year – ad minimum because there are still some Member States pending - €21 billion compared to €28 billion in the two first years. It is as much in one year than previously in two years," Borrell added.

Call of Scholtz

We will remind you that earlier German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on European countries to increase aid to Ukraine in 2024.

The head of the German government noted that aid to Ukraine from Europe "cannot be up to Germany alone."

It is worth noting that in 2024, Germany plans to spend 8 billion euros on aid to Ukraine.