Belgium and 17 other European countries, including Norway, have agreed to jointly establish an ammunition procurement system to support Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.
The decision comes in response to the European Union’s proposal to provide additional assistance to the war-torn country.
As part of the agreement, Ukraine will receive a continuous supply of 155-millimetre artillery shells, a critical need highlighted by the country.
This development follows a letter from Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov to the EU, in which he emphasized that Ukrainian troops are using 110,000 shells of 155-millimetre calibre every month.
Reznikov’s letter underscored the urgency of the EU providing the required artillery shells to support Ukraine’s military efforts.