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EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen greets Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky at the last EU summit in Brussels on 9 February (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

EU leaders to bless joint-ammunition buying for Ukraine

EU leaders are preparing to bless joint purchases of ammunition for Ukraine, amid deeper strategising on how to protect Europe from Russia.

"The European Council welcomes the swift agreement ... to facilitate the immediate provision of ammunition for Ukraine, including through joint procurement," the 27 EU heads plan to say at a summit in Brussels on 23 March, according to an internal EU memo.

The "draft guidelines for conclusions" were circulated by officials in the EU Council, ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen greets Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky at the last EU summit in Brussels on 9 February (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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