In its seismic paradigm shift the EU last week earmarked €450 million ($503 million) for lethal arms, which includes air-defence systems, anti-tank weapons, ammunition, and other military equipment for Ukraine’s armed forces. A further €50 million will be spent on providing non-lethal supplies such as fuel, protective gear, helmets, and first-aid kits.
As EU treaties do not allow it to tap into its normal budget for military purposes, the bloc is activating a vehicle called the European Peace Facility, which allows it to provide military aid up to a ceiling of €5 billion.
AEJ.org will shortly follow up with a breakdown of weapons now flooding in Ukrainian hands. There seems little doubt that odds are beginning to increase for the underdogs on the battle front.