MOSCOW, 21 Nov. EU plan for presentation Military aid to Ukraine worth 20 billion euros over four years may fail due to disagreements among member countries, Bloomberg reports, citing an EU diplomat.
Earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that Brussels still hopes to agree on 20 billion euros for military assistance to Ukraine over the next four years.
“The EU's original plan to allocate 20 billion euros… risks failing because some member states, including Germany, have failed to agree on terms,” the agency said.
According to a diplomat, EU member states hope to at least agree on the allocation of five billion euros next year.
Another diplomat noted that Hungary is blocking various projects to support Kyiv, because it wants to first discuss the strategy for Ukraine within the European Union.
Russia previously sent a note to NATO countries over arms supplies to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that any cargo that contains weapons for Ukraine will become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries are “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov emphasized that pumping Ukraine with weapons from the West does not contribute to the success of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative effect. Lavrov stated that the United States and NATO are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine, including not only by supplying weapons, but also by training personnel in the UK, Germany, Italy, and other countries.