“The depletion (military. -


) of stocks as a result of our military assistance to Ukraine is the most obvious example of our shortcomings,” he wrote in a blog.

Borrell added that EU military spending has been declining since the start of the 2008 crisis and hit a low in 2014.

The diplomat noted that "only now" they have reached the pre-crisis level.

Earlier, the head of the EU Foreign Service called on the EU countries to increase military spending.