As the latest U.S. aid package for Ukraine remains blocked in Congress, the burden of helping Kyiv fend off Russia’s invasion is increasingly falling on Europe.
At a Thursday summit, EU leaders will discuss a €50 billion package of financial assistance for Kyiv, alongside €5 billion for the European Peace Facility — an off-budget cash pot used to reimburse EU countries for weapons delivered to Ukraine.
In an op-ed published Wednesday, leaders from five EU countries — Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Estonia and Denmark — called on Europe to commit to long-term support for Ukraine.
Overall, the EU has sent €28 billion worth of military aid to Kyiv since the war started nearly two years ago, Borrell said. “It’s not a forecast or prevision, it’s reality,” he added. EU countries also committed about €21.2 billion more for this year, the Spanish politician said, underlining the clear “acceleration.”
POLITICO previously reported on the figures.
According to the Kiel Institute, the United States has committed a total of €43.8 billion in military aid to Ukraine, while the United Kingdom pitched in €6.6 billion. However, those figures are not comparable to the EU’s €28 billion, as the Kiel Institute registers pledges whereas the numbers announced on Wednesday refer to actual deliveries.