Deutsche Welle
March 20, 2023

Ukraine updates: EU agrees €2 billion ammo plan for Kyiv

European Union ministers signed off on a plan to supply €2 billion ($2.1 billion) worth of ammunition to Ukraine on Monday.

The bloc aims to deliver 1 million 155-millimeter artillery shells to Ukraine in the next 12 months as well as replenish EU stocks.

Under the plan, €1 billion will be used to reimburse EU members that immediately supply Ukraine with ammunition from their own existing stockpiles.

Another €1 billion will be used to jointly fast track orders of ammunition specifically for Ukraine.


German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said the “starting signal” had been given and that Kyiv could count on receiving a significant amount of ammunition this year.

“We are grateful to the EU for approving a plan to purchase ammunition for Ukraine for €2 billion,” the Ukrainian presidential administration’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak said….


March 20, 2023

EU ministers agree plan to jointly procure one million shells for Ukraine

EU ministers have agreed a plan to jointly procure one million shells for Ukraine, according to Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas.

“I proposed EU member states jointly procure 1 million shells for Ukraine. Glad that EU foreign and defence ministers approved the initiative today,” Kallas wrote on Twitter.