EU foreign ministers discuss more aid to Kyiv

The European Union’s foreign ministers will discuss in Luxembourg today options for further support for Ukraine, which has been under attack by Russia since February 24.

On the table, among other things, will be the proposal of the High Representative Josep Borrell to release an amount of € 500 million for the supply of weapons and other military equipment to the Ukrainian forces.

Possible further sanctions against Russia will be discussed. Among other things, the imposition of an embargo on Russian oil is being considered. It has already been decided to ban imports of Russian coal into the EU.

On Friday, Mr Borrell visited Kyiv with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and assured the Ukrainian government of its full EU solidarity.

The Spaniard then made it clear that he considered it necessary to impose further sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, especially on Russian oil.

According to estimates by the Bruegel Research Institute, about 450 million euros worth of Russian oil is still consumed daily in the European Union.

Among other issues to be addressed by the current council of foreign ministers is the situation in Mali, Libya and Yemen.

In addition, the Global Gateway initiative, announced in 2021 and aimed at promoting the EU’s international influence, will be discussed.

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