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EU has sent €8bn worth of weapons and equipment to Ukraine, says Borrell

The EU and its member states have so far provided weapons and military equipment worth a total of at least €8bn (£7bn) to Ukraine, according to the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with his EU counterparts in Brussels, he said this was about 45% of what the US has supplied to Kyiv.

Borrell added that the EU would “continue isolating Russia internationally” and continue imposing “restrictive measures” against Russia’s economy.

Updated at 12.44 EST

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This article was written by Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com