aid for Ukraine
British defence companies seeking to provide arms and equipment to Ukraine claim lack of Ministry of Defence engagement and reviews of proposals have created barriers to them supporting the war effort against Russia, The Telegram says.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said all options including troops should be discussed to help Ukraine defeat Russia, while criticizing unequal NATO treatment.
European Parliament resolution calls for unlimited military support to Ukraine to defeat Russia, including advanced weapons and a minimum of 0.25% GDP annually from allies.
The European Parliament has approved a €50 billion aid package for Ukraine, adopted earlier by the EU Council, aimed at supporting recovery, facilitating reforms, and progressing towards EU accession, with a focus on green initiatives and financial stability.
The Senate Majority Leader representing the Democratic Party, Chuck Schumer, arrived in Ukraine on 23 February to hold…
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 729: Denmark signs decade-long security pact with Ukraine, allocates $247 million in military aid
Denmark has signed a 10-year security pact with Ukraine, promising both military and civilian aid, and has announced a $247 million military assistance package to bolster Ukraine's air defense, drone capabilities, and artillery ammunition supply.
France will supply Ukraine with latest-model suicide drones in coming weeks, the French defense minister revealed, detailing feedback improving domestic arms programs.
However, intrigue remains over whether the bill will be passed in the House, with speaker Johnson vowing to block it from being presented
In his WSJ op-ed, Germany's Chancellor Scholz stresses the global peril of a Russian win in Ukraine, advocating for continued Western aid and a fortified NATO to counteract Russia's threat to Ukraine's independence and European security.
EU's top diplomat Borrell is visiting Kyiv to discuss the bloc's support for Ukraine, days after the EU has approved the €50 billion Ukraine facility aid package.
Canada’s opposition urges gov’t to supply Ukraine with CRV7 air-to-ground rockets slated for disposal
Canada is exploring the possibility of donating thousands of decommissioned CRV7 unguided rockets to Ukraine in response to calls for support, with opposition leader Pierre Poilievre and online advocates pushing for this initiative.
The G7 and the European Union are exploring a plan to leverage over $250 billion in frozen Russian central bank assets to finance Ukraine's post-war reconstruction, sources tell Bloomberg. The strategy includes issuing debt against these assets, with discussions still at a technical level.
The House of Representatives plans to vote next week on a standalone Israel aid bill, without any assistance for Ukraine, Speaker Mike Johnson said.
Borrell insists EU intends to send 1,000,000 shell pledge to Ukraine even if initial March timeline not met
Though the EU will fall short of the March 2024 goal of providing 1 million artillery rounds to Ukraine, Borrell states that an additional 630,000 shells are to be delivered by the end of 2024 to fulfill the pledge.
After months of wrangling, Hungary backed down from vetoing the crucial package, and an annual veto scenario was avoided
Latvian Defense Minister believes the EU can still supply Ukraine with 1 mn shells by providing more shells from own stocks, scaling up production, and procuring the shells in Europe and elsewhere.
The Pentagon confirms that Ukraine will receive ground-launched rocket-propelled bombs, but doesn't confirm specific timelines due to "operation security reasons."
Ukraine will receive the first ground-launched small-diameter bombs with 150 km range on 31 January, per Politico sources. The US announced GLSDB supplies early last year, but the new weapon's testing lasted months.
Blinken notified the Greek PM of proposed arms F-35 sales, paired with various items of military aid, including up to $200 million in extra US military financing for Greece to enable Greek arms provisions to Ukraine.