The European Union has reached a deal to send Ukraine 1 million rounds of ammunition over the next year, Politico reported Monday.
According to the plan, the EU will donate from its stockpiles and jointly purchase new ammunition for Kyiv.
The possibility of purchasing shells for Ukraine also remains on the table, according to Politico.
"A historic decision," tweeted Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. "Following my proposal, Member States agreed to deliver 1 [million] rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months."
Fontelles further detailed that there would be a three-track approach, including $1.1 billion for immediate delivery and another $1.1 billion for "joint procurement," as the union attempts to get the munitions as fast as possible before October.
Funding is expected to come from the organization's European Peace Facility, Politico reports.
Also, Politico noted that the plan came together rapidly as Ukraine began to run out of shells over the past month, pleading for at least 1 million 155-millimeter shells to restock and maintain its defenses.
On Monday, the United States pledged an additional $350 million in military assistance, which specifically features more high-mobility artillery rocket systems, howitzers, and air defense ammunition.
In a separate release, the Pentagon said the package included grenade launchers, heavy fuel tankers, mine-clearing equipment, mortar systems and rounds, and additional artillery.
"We applaud the more than 50 countries that have come together to provide support for Ukraine as it defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity," stated Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
"Russia alone could end its war today. Until Russia does we will stand united with Ukraine for as long as it takes," added Blinken.
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