March 11, 2022
European Union leaders said Friday they will continue applying pressure on Russia by drafting a new set of sanctions to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine while stepping up military support for Kyiv.
The EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said the 27 officials taking part at a two-day summit outside Paris will agree to inject an extra 500 million euros ($549 million) into the fund for military aid to Ukraine….
“I made the proposal to double our contribution,” Borrell said. “This is what we are going to do, and I am sure that the leaders will approve it this morning. And it is going to be done immediately. Now it flows quickly.”
The EU had previously agreed to spend 450 million euros on military supplies for Ukrainian forces in an unprecedented step of collectively supplying weapons to a country under attack.