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Two EU leaders concerned over Ukraine to raise issue of weapons supply at EU summit

Two EU leaders concerned over Ukraine to raise issue of weapons supply at EU summit Photo: Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark (Getty Images)

The Prime Ministers of Denmark and Czechia, Mette Frederiksen and Petr Fiala, discussed Ukraine's need for ammunition. They plan to raise this issue again at the European Union summit, according to the Prime Minister of Denmark.

"Ukraine urgently needs more ammunition. I discussed this with my colleague Prime Minister Fiala earlier today. Denmark and Czech Republic have close cooperation on donations to Ukraine. Agreed to discuss this pressing issue at next week’s EU Summit," writes Frederiksen.

In particular, the Prime Minister spoke about the visit of her Bulgarian colleague Mykola Denkov to Denmark on January 24. According to her, the parties also discussed the war in Ukraine, in particular migration issues, energy, and the upcoming extraordinary meeting of the European Council.

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In June 2023, the European Commission proposed to create a special mechanism for Ukraine, under which grants and loans of up to 50 billion euros will be provided for the period until 2027. It is to replace the current EU support to Ukraine through the Macroeconomic Financial Assistance Program, which expires at the end of 2023.

In December 2023, at the summit of the leaders of the European Union, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vetoed the provision of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine agreed by Brussels.

All 27 national leaders of the bloc will meet again in Brussels on February 1 to try to reach an agreement on providing financial assistance to Kyiv.