European Parliament proposes to transfer military equipment confiscated in Libya to Ukraine
MEPs propose to transfer 146 armoured vehicles confiscated from Libya under the UN embargo to Ukraine
Politico writes about this, citing RTL Nieuws.
"MEPs want to find a practical use for 146 armored vehicles confiscated last year in two operations by the EU's IRINI naval mission within efforts to enforce a U.N. arms embargo on Libya," the report said.
It is noted that this initiative was put forward by Dutch liberal lawmaker Bart Groothuis.
"We call upon you to transfer the seized vehicles of the IRINI operation, and similar military equipment or ammunition from this or other EU operations, to Ukraine," the letter reads.
The letter was signed by Nathalie Loiseau, chair of the Parliament's defence subcommittee, and Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt.
This Friday, Groothuis' letter will be sent to member states of the Political and Security Committee and the European Peace Fund Committee, which manages the EU's extra-budgetary funding allocated to Ukraine.
The publication notes that this decision was made in connection with the US plans to send ammunition seized from Iran to Ukraine.
“Because the U.S. is doing it, so why can’t we??" Groothuis added.
In October, it became known that the US plans to transfer confiscated Iranian weapons and ammunition to Ukraine to help overcome the shortage of weapons needed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.