The purchase of ammunition by the European Union for Ukraine will be something “like a state contract” following the example of the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Italy Antonio Tajani.
“Today, Europe has decided to spend a second billion euros on the supply of ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There will be something like a state contract for a single purchase, as happened with vaccines (from Covid-19),” he told reporters at the end of the EU Foreign Ministers’ Council in Brussels .
According to Tajani, the Chinese plan for a settlement in Ukraine is not “satisfactory”, although it does “have points that can be discussed.” “But I repeat, the negotiations (on Ukraine) cannot but end with respect for the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” said the Italian Deputy Prime Minister, whose speech was broadcast on the EC website.
Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Josep Borrell said that 18 countries (17 EU countries and Norway) had joined the European Defense Agency’s project to place industrial orders for ammunition for Ukraine.