The joint ammunition acquisition initiative, to which Portugal is associated, along with several European countries, aims to "quickly deliver the largest possible quantity of ammunition of different calibers, in particular 155 mm".

According to the ministry, "the use of these munitions on the battlefield has reached extremely high levels, which make it vital and urgent for Ukraine to obtain additional munitions to respond to Russia's continued and more intense attacks."

The resolution authorizing expenditure for this purpose, up to a maximum amount of 100 million euros, was approved this Thursday by the Council of Ministers, taking into account the "commitment made by Portugal to support the defense of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine".