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The EU approved a plan for the purchase of shells for Ukraine

Photo: Joseph Borrell

18 countries joined the project to combine orders for the production of shells and put them in the industry.

EU member states approved the decision to give Ukraine a 1-month shell for the next 12 months. This was announced by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Twitter on Monday, March 20th.

“Historic decision. Following my proposal, the Member States agreed to supply 1 million artillery rounds in the next 12 months. We have three approaches: first, 1 billion euros for immediate delivery; second, 1 billion euros for joint procurement; third, the commission for increasing production capacity,” Borrell wrote.

Later he added that 18 countries joined the project to combine orders for the production of shells and put them in the industry.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the decision.

“Ukrainian soldiers are showing great courage and resilience. But they need ammunition. I welcome today’s agreement, which aims to deliver one million rounds of ammunition over the next 12 months. We will work with member countries to increase EU defense industry production to meet task targets,” he wrote. Twitter.

Earlier, Borrell warned that if EU countries do not sign an agreement on the joint purchase of ammunition, they “will face delivery difficulties to Kyiv.”

It was also reported that the EU may allocate 500 million euros for the production of shells for Ukraine.

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Source: korrespondent

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