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Two-day EU summit begins today in Brussels. Ammunition for Ukraine on agenda

The agreement to jointly purchase one million shells for Ukrainian artillery is to be documented.

Two-day EU summit begins today in Brussels. Ammunition for Ukraine on agenda
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EU leaders will begin a two-day summit in Brussels on 23 March. Among the main topics are the supply of ammunition to Ukraine and energy prices, Polsat News reports.

The summit will begin with a speech by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also scheduled to deliver a speech, but via video link.

"The European Council will also discuss measures to ensure Russia's accountability for war crimes, sanctions, their circumvention and the use of frozen Russian assets for the restoration of Ukraine. The issue of assistance provided to Russia by Belarus and Iran will also be discussed," the Polish government said.

Poland is represented at the summit by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

At this meeting, the EU countries are to sign a joint plan for the procurement of ammunition for Ukraine. The plan is a programme to supply Ukraine with one million rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition to be delivered within 12 months.

The agreement on the joint purchase of ammunition for Ukraine was reached at a ministerial meeting of EU countries three days ago. Only 17 countries out of the EU's 27 members have agreed to the joint ammunition procurement programme for Ukraine. However, other member states may join later. The only country that categorically refused to participate in the programme was Hungary, a long-time supporter of Russian narratives.

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