Today in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin about defense and security issues, the restoration of Ukraine and sanctions against the Russian Federation.


Zelenskyy spoke with Marin

“The key topic of today’s talks was defense and security, that is a priority.”, Zelenskyy said at the joint press conference with Marin.


Zelenskyy spoke with Marin - EU can increase the fund for Ukraine


He expressed gratitude to Finland for the military aid to Ukraine and assurance that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation, Ukrinform reported.


EU can increase the fund for Ukraine

EU may soon increase the fund for the purchase of weapons for Ukraine up to 3.5 billion euros, a senior representative of the Union said today.

Under the plan, drawn up by the EU’s high representative for foreign policy and security, Josep Borrell, EU member states would receive financial incentives worth one billion euros to send more artillery ammunition to Kyiv. In comparison, another billion euros would fund the joint procurement of new missiles.

“If there is an agreement on this package of two billion euros, the resources from the European Peace Fund will be exhausted.”, the official said.


According to him, member states should decide if and when they want to implement a new possible top of 3.5 billion euros in aid to Ukraine.


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