EU’s Borrell wants to use 90% of frozen Russian assets revenues to buy arms for Ukraine

By Thomson Reuters Mar 19, 2024 | 5:48 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday he will propose that the EU uses 90 percent of the revenues from Russian assets frozen in Europe to buy arms for Ukraine via the European Peace Facility fund.

Borrell told reporters in Brussels he would propose that the remaining 10 percent be transferred to the EU budget to be used to boost the capacity of the Ukrainian defence industry.

Borrell said he would submit the proposal to EU member states on Wednesday, ahead of a summit of EU leaders on Thursday and Friday.

(Reporting by Andrew Gray, Editing by Charlotte Van Campenhout)