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Document 32022D0637

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/637 of 13 April 2022 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces

ST/8046/2022/INIT

OJ L 117, 19.4.2022, p. 36–37 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2022/637/oj

19.4.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 117/36


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2022/637

of 13 April 2022

amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 28(1) and 41(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 28 February 2022, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 (1), which established an assistance measure with a financial reference amount of EUR 50 000 000 intended to cover the financing of the provision of equipment and supplies not designed to deliver lethal force, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits and fuel, to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

(2)

On 23 March 2022, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/472 (2) amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/339, which increased the financial reference amount to EUR 100 000 000.

(3)

In light of the ongoing armed aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the financial reference amount should be increased by an additional EUR 50 000 000 intended to cover the financing of the provision of equipment and supplies not designed to deliver lethal force, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits and fuel, to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The duration of the assistance measure should also be extended by 24 months.

(4)

Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION

Article 1

Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 1, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.   The duration of the Assistance Measure shall be 60 months from the adoption of this Decision.’;

(2)

in Article 2, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the Assistance Measure shall be EUR 150 000 000.’;

(3)

in Article 2, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.   In accordance with Article 29(5) of Decision (CFSP) 2021/509, the administrator for assistance measures may call for contributions following the adoption of this Decision, up to EUR 150 000 000. The funds called by the administrator for assistance measures shall only be used to pay expenditure within the limits approved by the Committee established by Decision (CFSP) 2021/509 in the 2022 amending budget and in the budgets for subsequent years corresponding to the Assistance Measure.’;

(4)

in Article 2, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.   Expenditure related to the implementation of the Assistance Measure shall be eligible as from 1 January 2022 and until a date to be determined by the Council. At least 66 per cent of the financial reference amount shall cover expenditure incurred from 11 March 2022.’.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 13 April 2022.

For the Council

The President

J.-Y. LE DRIAN


(1)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 of 28 February 2022 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces (OJ L 61, 28.2.2022, p. 1).

(2)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/472 of 23 March 2022 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces (OJ L 96, 24.3.2022, p. 45).


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