|Author (Person)||Clapp, Sebastian|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||EPRS At a Glance|
|Series Details||PE 729.431|
|Publication Date||May 2022|
In a united response to Russia's war on Ukraine, which started on 24 February 2022, EU Member States agreed to supply Ukraine with military equipment, including equipment designed to deliver lethal force.
As of 16 May, Member States had agreed to make available €1.5 billion through the European Peace Facility (EPF) to fund assistance measures aimed at supporting the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian armed forces. A further €500 million in assistance was proposed on 13 May 2022 and is likely to be adopted very soon, bringing the amount up to €2 billion. Accordingly, the EPF will pay for some of the equipment Member States have provided or will provide to Ukraine. This is a first in the EU's history, which has never jointly financed the provision of weapons to a third country.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||Wars | Conflicts|
|Keywords||War in Ukraine (2022), Weapons | Arms | Armaments
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|