The European Union will provide Ukraine with a total of 2 billion euros worth of ammunition. Currently, the supply of ammunition worth 1 billion euros is being discussed, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
"The EU will provide Ukraine with 2 billion euros worth of ammunition. EU member states will already send ammunition from their warehouses worth 1 billion euros. The European Union is allocating another 1 billion euros for joint further purchases for Ukraine," he said.
Shmyhal also noted that the EU is increasing its ammunition production capabilities, and 1 billion euros will also be allocated for this purpose.
"All this will bring our victory and peace in Europe closer. We are grateful to the European Commission for its active work, fair position and solidarity with Ukraine," the prime minister stressed.
On 3 May, EU ambassadors agreed a scheme for the joint purchase of ammunition for Ukraine. Disputes over the approval of this scheme have been ongoing since March this year.