EU Agrees To Push Ahead On Joint Arms Buying To Aid Ukraine
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European Union countries agreed on March 8 to speed up supplies of artillery rounds and buy more shells to help Ukraine, but they still have to work out how to turn these aims into reality. Under a plan drawn up by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, EU states would get financial incentives worth 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) to send more of their artillery rounds to Kyiv while another 1 billion euros would fund joint the procurement of new shells. Borrell said after a meeting of EU defense ministers in Stockholm that the plan could be finalized on March 20.
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