The European Union officials are contemplating more sanctions against Moscow and additional defense support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the Summit on Monday, while Washington is vowing continuing assistance for Kyiv due to Moscow’s devastating air raids on the country’s energy facilities. The future EU package being debated in Belgium would deliver nearly USD 2.1 bn to fund weapons deliveries for Ukrainian forces.
The supranational economic and political union of 27 member nations had already levied eight packages of harsh sanctions aimed at Russian officials and entities following the Kremlin’s barbarity that started late in February. The newest EU package of sanctions would include Russian administration officials and Russian banking and military defense industries.
And on Sunday, Joe Biden, the President of America, talked on the phone with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian President, in a series of telephonic conversations Mr. Zelenskyy had with world leaders before the EU talks and other key Summits this week.
Furthermore, according to the White House declaration, the US leader reiterated the American commitment to continue delivering military, humanitarian, and financial aid to Ukraine, holding Moscow answerable for its committed ‘atrocity war crimes’ and barbaric actions and levying consequences on Moscow for its unjustifiable incursion and violence.
Berlin to Send Skynex Defense Systems to Kyiv
It’s reported that after his discussion with the Ukrainian leader, the President of France said Kyiv could place his reliance on his country’s backing until it fully recaptures its freedom and territorial oneness. In addition, Emmanuel Macron pointed up a conference Paris is hosting to organize and coordinate aid to help Kyiv through the cold and another considering reconstructing efforts in the war-ravaged state.
Moreover, on Sunday, the Ukrainian President of Ukraine talked with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkiye, regarding the prospect of the “Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain & Foodstuffs and Fertilizers” from three Ukrainian ports – Odessa, Yuzhne, and Chornomorsk.
According to a German-language business newspaper, Handelsblatt, Berlin is to deliver two more short-range Rheinmetall-manufactures Skynex air-defense systems to Ukrainian forces. These air defense systems will be sent in early 2024., according to the reports.