Josep Borrell says he supports an Estonian proposal for the EU to buy ammunition on behalf of its members to help Ukraine [File: Francois Lenoir/Reuters]  

The Guardian: Ukraine war ‘over’ unless EU boosts military support, says top diplomat  

Foreign affairs chief tells Munich security conference provision of ammunition has to be solved quickly 

The war with Ukraine will be over unless the EU finds a way in weeks to speed up the provision of ammunition to Ukraine, Josep Borrell, the EU foreign affairs chief, warned on the final day of the Munich security conference. 

He said a special meeting of EU defence ministers slated for 8-9 March will provide a chance for countries to offer ammunition from their existing stocks, adding it is taking up to 10 months for European armies to order and receive a single bullet. 

“We are in urgent war mode,” he said. “This shortage of ammunition has to be solved quickly; it is a matter of weeks.” He said if it was not the war would be over.  

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Update #1: West must provide more military aid to Ukraine, EU’s Borrell says (Al Jazeera)

Update #2: EU has to increase and accelerate military support to Ukraine – Borrell (Ukrinform)  

WNU Editor: Josep Borrell says the EU has only a few weeks to speed up military supplies to Ukraine. Wow! To say something like that in public tells me that the intelligence assessments on the progress of the war must be grim.