The EU will increase military aid to Ukraine
The head of EU foreign policy and security, Josep Borrell, said today that the Union will increase military aid to Ukraine, after the US Congress passed a temporary funding bill late last night that does not mention aid to Ukraine.
Borel said at a press conference during his visit to Kiev that during an "existential threat to Europe", the EU wants to increase military aid to Ukraine. He said this after his first meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustemov Umerov, who was appointed last month.
"Let's wait and see what happens in the United States, but for our part we will continue to support and increase our support," Borrell said, when asked about the vote in Washington.
"Ukrainians are fighting with all their courage and capacity," he said. If the EU wants them to be more successful, he added, "we have to give them better and bigger weapons."
In a statement published on X, Borrell said the Union was preparing for "long-term security commitments to Ukraine". He said at a press conference that he hopes the member states will make a decision on increasing aid "before the end of the year".