Borrell: EU countries have increased defence spending by 30% in the last three years

European diplomacy chief Josep Borrel has revealed that EU member states have increased overall defence spending by 30%.

According to Borrel, EU defence spending will reach almost 2% of GDP in 2024.

“Over the last three years we have increased total spending by 30%, this year’s spending will be about 2% (of GDP. – RT),” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Borrell was speaking at a forum in the United States, where a NATO summit is being held from 9 to 11 July.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that the first day of the summit showed the aggressive nature of the alliance.