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All 27 EU Countries Approved 50 billion Euros Aid to Ukraine

01.02.2024
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The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that 27 EU countries have agreed to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros. “This guarantees constant, long-term and predictable funding for Ukraine,” said European Council President Charles Michel. — The European Union assumes leadership and responsibility for supporting Ukraine; We know what's at stake." “This is a good day for Europe,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on social media X.

Previously, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposed the package. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said he could not accept Orban's "strange and very selfish game."

Reuters reports, citing European diplomats, that the agreement on aid to Ukraine includes the possibility of an annual discussion of the package, and if necessary, it will be reviewed after two years.

Before the EU summit, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted that multi-year European aid must be approved every year and the decision must be taken unanimously. Thus, Budapest (or any other European capital) may have the opportunity to block future support for Ukraine.

Earlier, Orban said that he wants to force the EU to reconsider its policy towards Ukraine. He questioned the EU's idea of committing to funding Ukraine for the next four years when, he said, "we don't even know what's going to happen in a quarter of a year."

 

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