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EU Considers Boosting Ukraine Arms Financing to 2 Billion Euros

An anti aircraft missile system near Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine.

An anti aircraft missile system near Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine.

Photographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, is pushing member states to boost the amount of Ukrainian military aid the bloc will finance by 500 million euros ($522 million) to 2 billion euros, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Member states have yet to agree to the proposal regarding the European Peace Facility, with Germany the main holdout at a meeting of EU political and security ambassadors this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.