Reuters. European Union foreign ministers agreed to allocate another 500 million euros for military aid for Ukraine and to impose sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organisations they blame for a "brutal" crackdown on protesters.
Agreement on the seventh such tranche of aid to Ukraine came as the EU's 27 foreign ministers met in Brussels after Western countries failed last week to agree on sending Kyiv battle tanks - but pledged billions worth of support.
The foreign ministers approved the 500 million euro package along with a further 45 million for "non-lethal equipment" for the EU's military training mission for Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.
He added that Germany clarified during the meeting that it would not ban the country that purchased its Leopard tanks to send them to Ukraine.
Germany's Leopard tanks, fielded by armies across Europe, are widely seen as the best fit for Ukraine, but Berlin must authorise their sale and has yet to do so.
On Iran, Borrell said the sanctions would target units and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Those targeted cannot travel to the EU and any assets they hold inside the EU can be frozen.
Relations between the EU and Tehran have spiralled downwards during stalled efforts to revive talks on its nuclear programme and as Iran has moved to detain several European nationals.