- Consulat honoraire d'Ukraine à Montréal
EU now has substantial catch-up work to do in Ukraine
Updated: Jun 23, 2022
Demonstrator in Brussels, Belgium on March 1. Photo from the website of The Kyiv Independent, photograph Omar Havana/Getty Images.
Eugene Czolij for The Kyiv Independent
On 6 April 2022, Euronews reported that the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell Fontelles told the European Parliament:
“We’ve given Ukraine nearly €1 billion. That might seem like a lot but €1 billion is what we’re paying Putin every day for the energy he provides us with. Since the start of the war, we’ve given him €35 billion, compared to the €1 billion we’ve given Ukraine to arm itself.”