This assistance comes at the request of the beneficiary countries and has been approved under the European Peace Instrument, the EU Council said in a statement.
Support for Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova “does not provide for the provision of equipment designed to provide lethal force,” the statement said. The European peace instrument allows for the supply of weapons.
Ukraine is in tension when Russia has deployed significant military means and troops at its borders.
The EU has offered Kiev 31 million euros in funding over a 36-month period to “strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces, especially with medical units, field hospitals, engineering units and logistics units,” the statement said. . . Support is also provided for the fight against cyber attacks.
Georgia receives 12.7 million euros and 7 million is allocated to the Republic of Moldova to help the two countries strengthen the capacity of the armed forces to provide medical and logistical assistance to civilians “in the event of a crisis or emergency.”
The European Instrument for Peace was created in March 2021 to fund EU external action with military or defense implications, with the aim of preventing conflict, maintaining peace and strengthening international security and stability.