José Manuel Albares and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Brussels – Mario Salerno/EU Council/dpa
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BRUSSELS, 2 (EUROPE PRESS)
The foreign ministers of the European Union will meet urgently this Friday in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine with those responsible for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, in the midst of a Russian military offensive against the neighboring country.
The Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-seven will share a room with their Ukrainian counterpart, Dimitro Kuleba; American, Antony Blinken; British, Liz Truss; and Canadian, Melanie Joly, as well as with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, as confirmed by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell.
It is a further step in the close cooperation between the EU and NATO to address the war in Ukraine and will follow the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting also in person on the same day in Brussels.
On the table will be the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, after the EU has made 500 million in weapons available to Kiev through the European Peace Mechanism.
NATO has counted lethal military assistance from at least half of the members of the Atlantic Alliance, among which is not Spain, which this Wednesday has rectified and announced that it will send offensive weapons to Kiev.
Although the EU and NATO have poured political and technical support into Ukraine to repel the Russian attack, they have made it clear that they will not intervene directly in the conflict by sending troops to the country.