Poland joined the EU agreement on joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine

Anna Kholodnova

Poland has joined the European Unionʼs agreement on joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine, said Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of National Defense of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak.

"From the very beginning, Poland sought to initiate such an initiative. This is a great support for our eastern neighbors and an opportunity for the Polish defense industry," he said.

  • On March 20 , EU member states agreed to purchase one million 155 mm ammunition for the Armed Forces over the next 12 months. In the EU, there are three approaches: one billion euros for immediate delivery, one billion euros for joint procurement, and a mandate to increase production capacity.
  • Together with Poland, 19 other countries signed the agreement: Spain, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Norway.