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Pentagon Comptroller Michael McCord warned the U.S. Congress that diminishing funds for Ukraine could cause delays in critical weapons and supply shipments, the Associated Press reported on Oct. 2.
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Germany has transferred over 32,000 rounds of 40-mm ammunition, dozens of all-terrain and border protection vehicles, and other military equipment to Ukraine as part of its latest aid package, the German government reported on Oct. 2.
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"The Ukrainians are still in a situation where they are acutely short of artillery ammunition… Denmark will contribute to more joint purchases of ammunition and remains prepared to support Ukraine in the long run," Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said.
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The mayor of Sumy and chief of the city council’s infrastructure department were arrested when receiving the last tranche of a Hr 2.13 million ($58,000) bribe, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) reported on Oct. 2.
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Josep Borrell, the EU's top diplomat, suggested in July to create a fund to reimburse member states' expenses on arms donations to Ukraine. The money is meant to cover both lethal and non-lethal equipment, allowing countries who adhere to the neutrality principle also to contribute.

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European Union flags decorates the façade of the iconic Berlaymont building, the seat of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, on May 31, 2023. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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The Council of the European Union approved additional sanctions against Belarus on Aug. 3 in response to the country's involvement in Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine.

According to the European Commission's press release, the measures aim to ensure Moscow can't evade previously imposed sanctions through Belarus.

Under the new package, the EU Council extended the ban on exports of highly sensitive goods and technologies contributing to Belarus' military and technological enhancement.

The bloc also imposed an additional export ban on firearms and ammunition, as well as goods that can be used in the aviation and space industries.

On Aug. 1, the independent monitoring group Belarusian Hajun reported the arrival of the 14th convoy of the Russian mercenary Wagner Group in Belarus. After their failed "armed rebellion" against the Russian military leadership, Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin and his troops were allowed to relocate to Belarus.

Wagner mercenaries are reportedly in the country to train Belarusian territorial defense forces replacing the Russian military as the Belarusian army's key training partner.

The European Parliament issued a condemnation of the Belarusian regime on July 18, criticizing its human rights violations and its support for Russia's aggression in Ukraine. The EU's legislative body called for tougher sanctions against Belarus applied by the member countries.

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