EU, additional aid to Ukraine… to speed up main battle tank training

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The European Union has announced a series of additional military aid policies ahead of a summit with Ukraine on the 3rd local time.

The Council of the European Union announced on the 2nd that it has finally adopted a plan to provide additional military aid to Ukraine for the amount of 500 million euros, or about 670 billion won, through the European Peace Fund.

For the military training mission budget, it was decided to allocate an additional 45 million euros, or about 60.7 billion won.

The military training mission is a Ukrainian military training program that the European Union has been conducting in several member states, including Poland, since November last year at Ukraine’s request.

At the same time, it was decided to speed up training so that the German-made Leopard 2 main tank, which the Ukrainian army was supposed to receive, could be put in the front line quickly.

The Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security of the European Union, Josef Borrell, who is visiting Kieu, Ukraine, said on Twitter that day that the number of military training trips will increase from 15,000 to 30,000. He will, of course, provide special training.”

“The European Union has announced that it will provide 25 million euros, or approximately 33.6 billion won, to support efforts to clear Ukrainian land mines,” said Borrell.

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