The European Union has unanimously agreed to send a €50 billion (£43bn) support package to Ukraine after months of Hungary refusing to vote in favor of the support.
European Council President Charles Michel announced they had agreed to a deal in the opening minutes of a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Earlier this morning, Hungary’s leader Viktor Orban sat down with the EU’s top five leaders to discuss ceasing his blocking of the bill, which requires unanimity from the bloc’s 27 members to go through.
“We have a deal. All 27 leaders agreed on an additional €50 billion support package for Ukraine within the EU budget,” Mr. Michel wrote on X.
“This locks in steadfast, long-term, predictable funding for Ukraine. EU is taking leadership & responsibility in support for Ukraine; we know what is at stake”
The deal ended months of back and forth between Hungary and the EU that had at one point led to Mr. Orban accusing the bloc of trying to “blackmail” him.