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    EU Takes a Major Step in Approving Plans to Boost Its Anemic Ammunition Production to Help Ukraine

    EU Takes a Major Step in Approving Plans to Boost Its Anemic Ammunition Production to Help Ukraine

    — The European Union took a major step early Friday in approving plans to boost its anemic production of ammunition and missiles within the 27-nation bloc, to both defend itself and quickly help Ukraine in trying to push back the invasion by .

    The EU presidency announced early Friday that the member states and the EU Parliament reached a deal “to urgently mobilize” half a billion euros from its budget for an Act in Support of Ammunition Production.

    The deal follows up the decision by EU leaders in March to boost urgently needed ammunition deliveries to Ukraine, which were then sought to start a counteroffensive against Russian forces.

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has steadfastly asked for more military aid, from ammunition to planes and missiles.

    ASAP was part of the to send Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months. The EU had already approved plan for a fast-track purchasing procedures when it approved funds Friday to ramp up production in EU facilities and factories.

    “This is yet another proof of the EU's unwavering commitment to supporting Ukraine, strengthening the EU's defense, technological and industrial , and ultimately ensuring the long-term security and defense of EU citizens,” said Defense Minister Margarita Robles of Spain, which currently holds the EU presidency.

    The United States is expected to announce Friday that it will send…

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