EU should fund weapons and fuel for ‘heroic’ Ukraine, Borrell says

February 27, 2022 - 6:59 PM
A view shows ammunition and an assault rifle as members of the Territorial Defence Forces of Ukraine receive weapons to defend the city of Kyiv, Ukraine February 25, 2022. (Mikhail Palinchak/Pool via Reuters)

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will propose using EU funds to help finance weapons and other supplies such as fuel for Ukraine.

“I will propose to (EU foreign) ministers to use the European Peace Facility for two emergency assistance measures,” he said in a statement on Sunday, ahead of a virtual meeting to discuss fresh sanctions on Russia.

“These aim to finance the supply of lethal material to the heroic Ukrainian army, which is fighting with fierce resistance against the Russian invaders and provide urgently needed non-lethal supplies, such as fuel.”

—Reporting by Sabine Siebold;Editing by Andrew Cawthorne