The head of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, said that next week the leaders of the European Union at the summit will approve the provision of 50 billion euros to help Ukraine from the organization. The decision in the EU will be made with or without Hungary.
The Latvian President noted that at the EU summit on February 1, the aid package for Kiev will be approved by all 27 member countries of the organization, or the leaders will reach an agreement through “another mechanism” if there is no support from all representatives of states.
NBN reports this with reference to Bloomberg.
Rinkevichs emphasized that Ukraine needs these 50 billion euros and it must receive these funds, and the EU countries must provide them. The head of state expressed hope that all EU leaders will be able to come to a consensus on the allocation of funds to support Kiev.
The politician added that one of the options is to provide money to Ukraine in tranches and this is a scenario “about which we can come to an agreement.”
Earlier, the media reported that the government of the European Union is ready to take radical steps if the representative of Budapest, Viktor Orban, blocks aid to Ukraine. Hungary may be deprived of voting rights in the organization.