The European Union agreed to a $54 billion aid package for Ukraine to resist Russia’s invasion

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Ukrainian President, Voldimir Zelensky, at a joint press conference in kyiv. (EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO/file) (SERGEY DOLZHENKO/)

The leaders of the countries of the EU This Thursday they reached a agreement on a new aid package for Ukraine for 50 billion euros ($54 billion), which had been blocked by Hungaryannounced the president of the European Council, Charles Michel.

“This ensures a firm, predictable and long-term financing for Ukraine. The EU is taking leadership and responsibility in supporting Ukraine; We know what is at stake,” Michel wrote on the social network X.

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskycelebrated the agreement that, in his opinion, demonstrates the “solid unity” of the 27-member bloc.

“It is very important that the decision was made by all 27 leaders, which once again demonstrates the strong unity of the EU,” Zelensky said in a statement on social media, stating that the package “will reinforce long-term economic and financial stability” of his country.

“Each of your votes is a significant contribution to our joint victory,” said the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmygaladding that the agreement was a sign of European “solidarity” and “unity.”

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