Brussels provides additional 500 million euros in military aid to Kyiv
- weapons An arsenal on the way to “win the war against Putin”
The world’s most industrialized group of countries no longer hesitates to talk Stand up against the tyranny of Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. The G7 is meeting in northern Germany from this Friday to respond to demands for more military support for Ukraine and more economic pressure against Russia in the form of sanctions, and the first commitments have not taken long to come.
The group promised aid to the country “until victory” against Russia, and was the first EU to propose concrete support, through its foreign representative Josep Borrell. Brussels provides additional 500 million euros in military aid to KyivWhich brings the total contribution to 2,000 million euros, announced the head of European diplomacy.
as well Britain advocates sending more weapons, although without specific commitments. and France expressed unanimous support for Ukraine from that club made up of the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan. The German foreign minister, Annalena Berbock, who hosts the meeting, has shifted her “solidarity” to the G7 side this Friday with the governments of Ukraine and Moldova amid the Ukrainian war.
Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dimitro Kuleba, and Moldova, Niku Popescu, will attend the spectacular complex by the Baltic Sea in Vangels, northern Germany, where the meeting is taking place. On Friday, in the preview, Kuleba called on his counterparts to expedite arms shipment Asked for his country’s resistance to confiscate more Russian goods and to contribute funds for the country’s reconstruction with them.
For its part, the small former Soviet republic of Moldova is under pressure, as it fears interference by Moscow troops in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria. Popescu expected to get the unanimous support of the main industrial powers to avoid a scenario that would leave the entire northern coast of the Black Sea under Moscow’s control.
Another item on the agenda is the negotiations for the sixth package of sanctions by the European Union against Russia. Within the framework of the meeting, Kuleba warned that EU unity “will be broken” if Brussels does not impose sanctions on Russian oil.
After this, once again the consensus of the block is under threat. Hungary heavily dependent on Russian hydrocarbons, sought guarantees of its energy supply from its EU partners. It will depend on the response of the 27 if they give their approval to the new package of sanctions, which is much talked about, and whose approval requires the approval of all the states in the bloc.
Electoral Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Emanuel Macron, the current President of the European Union and France, have both intensified in recent days. Talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban To pave the way for an agreement.
The EU’s increasingly active role provoked an angry reaction from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. On a visit to Tajikistan, Lavrov accused the EU of becoming an “aggressive and ceasefire” actor in the Ukraine conflict, following the “path of NATO”.
On other issues, the EU announced the reopening within the framework of the meeting Iran nuclear program talkswhich has been lying for years. In Borrell’s words, Brussels negotiator Enrique Mora and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirbadollahian had “a very positive meeting” the day before.
The European Union is moving down this path where the main stumbling block is the United States. Tehran wants Washington to renegotiate the deal it withdrew in 2018, and above all to lift sanctions against the country.
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