MEPs discuss on short-term funding needs of Ukraine, during Russia’s war against the country. The Commission’s proposal asks MEPs to fast-track approval under the EP’s accelerated “urgent procedure”, the €18 billion will cover part of an estimated €4 billion monthly funding need in Ukraine to cover essential public services, macroeconomic stability and the restoration of critical infrastructure destroyed by Russia. Opening statements by Mikuláš BEK, Czech Minister for European Affairs and by Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, European Commissioner for Environment. This transcription is a result of an automatic process. Please check against delivery.