“The European Union will not let Ukraine run out of equipment,” he told reporters in Brussels after a meeting with the bloc’s defense ministers this week.
His comments came during the meeting, which included NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoan and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
Reznikov reviewed for ministers the current military situation on the ground in Ukraine. He also presented a list of the military requirements of the Ukrainian army, which the EU has consistently supported.
Borrell noted that the weapons provided by the EU made a difference on the battlefield and called on EU countries to continue to replenish Ukrainian stocks.
“This support is crucial because the war is at a turning point. We can not let Ukraine run out of equipment. And we will not do that,” Borrell said. “The battle of Donbass is in a moment when the Ukrainians’ counter-offensive and [the] push [against] The Russians have had some extraordinary successes the other day against a column of Russian tanks and show that Ukrainians continue to have an incredible ability to resist and counterattack. “
Borrell also announced that a further € 500 million in aid would soon provide EU total military support to the Ukrainian Armed Forces at € 2 billion since the Russian invasion began.