< /p> Footage from the war in Ukraine shown to participants of the Munich Security Conference, February 17, 2023.
Munich (Germany) – The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, called today at the Munich Security Conference for a faster and more extensive military support for Ukraine. He also supported Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas's proposal that the European Union purchase ammunition for the Ukrainian army together, just as it purchased covid-19 vaccines for its members in bulk during the pandemic.
“More needs to be done and we need to act faster, there is still much to be done. We need to intensify and accelerate our military support,” Borrell said in a speech on the final day of the Munich Security Conference in the Bavarian capital today.
Borrell subsequently took part in a debate in which Kallas spoke about her concerns about insufficient ammunition production capacity. She said that the demand for ammunition is huge, but the production is very limited, so the European arms industry should get the relevant contracts to increase the production capacity. According to the prime minister, some European capitals are still hesitating in this matter, which only encourages Russia, which is betting that Europe will eventually tire of Ukraine's support.
Borrell supported Kallas in her proposal. “I completely agree with the Estonian prime minister and we are working on it,” he said. According to him, the capacities of the European arms industry must be increased both to support the Ukrainians and in the interests of European security.