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Main results of the EU Defence Council, 28 May 2024

The Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Rustem Umerov, briefly intervened via VTC to report on the situation on the ground, and NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, physically joined EU Defence Ministers to hold an informal discussion on the interplay between EU and NATO military support.

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Main results of the EU-Ukraine Defence Industries Forum

The EU-Ukraine Defence Industries Forum is a first, concrete step in the implementation of the European Defence Industrial Strategy (EDIS), launched in March 2024. The Forum opens the way to identify concrete cooperation initiatives, arrangements and flagship projects between the EU and Ukraine defence industries.

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EU-Ukraine Defence Industries Forum: Opening remarks by EU HR Borrell

“We just established a new Ukraine Assistance Fund – with an envelope of €5 billion within the European Peace Facility. Once EU Member States have agreed on using the revenues stemming from Russia’s immobilised assets, these resources will be channelled towards Ukraine, to address their pressing military needs and directly to the Ukrainian defence industry.” – EU High Representative Josep Borrell.

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Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council, 22 April 2024

The Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg discussed the Russian aggression against Ukraine in a joint session gathering both EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs and EU Ministers of Defence. They discussed the situation in the Middle East, with particular attention to the ever-worsening situation in the Gaza strip and the risk of escalation in the wider region.

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