The European Union’s (EU) plan to provide Ukraine with another €20 billion worth of military aid over four years could fail due to disagreements among member states. Bloomberg reported this on November 21, citing a diplomat from the European Union.
“The EU’s original plan to allocate 20 billion euros[…]risks failing because some member states, including Germany, were unable to agree on terms,” the report said.
The diplomat also stressed that EU member states hope to agree on the allocation of five billion euros next year.
At the same time, Hungary is blocking various projects to support Kyiv, since it wants first of all to discuss the strategy for Ukraine within the EU, the statement says.
Earlier that day, it was reported that the United States would be able to continue providing assistance to Kyiv only if the American Congress approved the allocation of additional funds from the federal budget to support Ukraine.
Also, the Russian Ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, on November 21 called the new package of military assistance to Kyiv a “calming pill.” He pointed out that the situation at the front and in the Ukrainian government is on the verge of collapse, and “the tragic symbolism of Washington’s “charity” lies in the ideology of the anti-Russian campaign, which makes it clear to the Ukrainians that they are still “in the game.”
Western countries increased military and financial support for Ukraine with the start of the Russian special operation to protect Donbass, which Russia announced on February 24, 2022. The decision to hold it was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to the aggression of Ukrainian troops.