War has been raging in Ukraine since February 24th! The European Union is now preparing for a nuclear threat.
The EU is stockpiling Finland to combat chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. As announced by the European Commission, 242 million euros were released for this on Tuesday. The money will be used, for example, to buy vaccines, antidotes, medical products and meters. In the event of an emergency, relief supplies would then be delivered from Finland to the affected EU or partner countries.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine confirmed the need to strengthen the EU’s preparedness,” said EU Commissioner Janez Lenarcic. Reserves would provide an important safety net in the future, allowing for a quick and coordinated response.
Delivery of weapons sovereign decision of countries
Meanwhile, in the debate over the possible supply of Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized that arms deliveries to Kyiv are always a sovereign decision of each country. These are “sovereign decisions that each country makes for itself,” Blinken said Tuesday in Washington. At the same time, he acknowledged Germany’s “extraordinary” contribution in supporting Ukraine.
Blinken made the comments after meeting British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, whose country announced at the weekend it would supply Kyiv with heavy main battle tanks. In view of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, such tank deliveries are a “moral imperative”, Cleverly said, increasing pressure on other countries to follow his country’s decision.
Blinken “applauded” London’s decision, but was unwilling to commit to possible US tank deliveries. “I hope you’ll hear more announcements in the coming days,” the US Secretary of State told reporters at the joint press conference with Cleverly. At the same time, he referred to upcoming consultations between the US and its allies throughout the week.
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