EU leaders endorse joint ammo purchases for Ukraine
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and LORNE COOK
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have endorsed a plan for sending Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months to help the country counter Russia’s invasion forces. EU foreign and defense ministers approved the plan for a fast-track purchasing procedure earlier this week, and the leaders of the bloc’s 27 member nations gave it their political blessing at a summit in Brussels Thursday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked leaders for the initiative earlier during a video call. Zelenskyy spoke from a moving train as he visited front-line areas.