European countries have paid Russia 35 billion euros for energy since the start of the war in Ukraine.
The European Union has paid Russia 35 times more for energy than it has provided Ukraine with weapons since the Russian military invasion began on February 24.
This was announced by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Joseph Borrell in the European Parliament, reports euronews.com.
European countries have paid Russia 35 billion euros for energy since the start of the war in Ukraine, he said. And, according to Borrel, the amount of financial assistance to Ukraine was 35 times less.
“We have to help Ukrainians defend themselves. We have given Ukraine almost a billion euros. It may seem like a lot, but a billion euros is what we pay Putin every day for the energy he supplies us,” Borrell said.
“Zelenskyy needs us to tell him less often that he is a hero and give him more weapons to fight. This is what Ukrainians expect from us. We must do it faster. We must put pressure on Russia and we must arm Ukraine.”