Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces

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Publication Date 28/02/2022
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Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 28 February 2022 - establishing an assistance measure aimed at supporting Ukraine's Armed Forces, in the framework of the European Peace Facility (EPF).

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The European Peace Facility is an off-budget instrument aimed at enhancing the European Union's ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. It enables the financing of operational actions under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) that have military or defence implications.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces faced in February 2022 an escalation in a long conflict with military and civilian casualties and deaths, via a military invasion carried out by Russia. On 25 February, the Ukrainian authorities made an urgent request to the European Union (EU) for assistance in the provision of military equipment. Member States of the European Union (EU) provided assistance to Ukraine's Armed Forces, but the understanding became that such assistance should be eligible for funding under the EPF.

The objective of this Assistance Measure - with a duration of 24 months - is to contribute to strengthening the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and protect the civilian population against the military aggression. To achieve that objective, it shall finance the provision of equipment and supplies not designed to deliver lethal force, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits and fuel. The Decision was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 28 February 2022.

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/338 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility for the supply to the Ukrainian Armed Forces of military equipment, and platforms, designed to deliver lethal force

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