EU Allocates €1.5B For Military Aid To Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has allocated a total of €1.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine, according to President of the European Council Charles Michel. Mr. Michel also stated that by the end of June, the European Council will receive the European Commission’s opinion on Ukraine’s eligibility for EU candidate status. This was said by the European Council President during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev.

« Brussels has provided €1.5 billion ($1.63 billion) in military aid to Kiev so far, » Charles Michel stated. « By the end of June, we’ll get the commission’s opinion. And it will be my obligation to determine when I can place this matter on the European Council’s agenda in order to ensure that we have a political discussion, a discourse, in order to go forward on this route, » he added.

Mr. Zelensky, for one, stated unequivocally that his country’s membership in the EU is critical. « Our eventual participation in the EU is a priority for our state, » stated Ukrainian President.

On February 28, just a few days after the conflict’s active phase began, Ukraine filed for EU membership. Mr. Zelensky had given a questionnaire to a representative of the European Union in order to seek EU candidate status, according to the Ukrainian president’s office on April 18.

source: reuters.com, afp.com

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