EU leaders Summit in Ukraine

Brussels 03.02.2023 Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in Kyiv for the 24th summit between the European Union and Ukraine. The EU reiterated its readiness to support Ukraine’s initiative for just peace, based on respect for Ukraine’s…

EU condemns Russia attack on Meduza

Brussels 27.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns Thursday’s, January 26, decision by the Russian authorities to designate the independent media outlet Meduza as an “undesirable organisation”. “This is yet another serious politically motivated attack on media freedom in Russia. It shows that it is not enough for the Russian authorities to spread manipulated information on…

EU: €500M tranche to Ukraine

Brusssels 23.01.2023 The Foreign Affairs Council exchanged views on the Russian military agression against Ukraine. Before the Council discussion, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, shortly addressed EU ministers via video conference, and briefed them about the latest developments on the ground and Ukraine’s current priorities. Ministers reassured him that the EU collective endeavour…

Borrell: Ukraine military support

Brussels 23.01.2023 “We will start by the Ukraine war. We will study how to continue supporting Ukraine militarily” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, entering the Foreign Ministers Council meeting on 23 January. “We will discuss about a new tranche of the European Peace Facility (EPF) to provide more funding for Ukraine. And then,…

Borrell condemns Russian air strikes

Brussels 07.01.2023 On Friday 6 January the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell had a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the latest developments on the ground following Russia’s “intensified missile and drone attacks on critical infrastructure, including residential buildings, over the recent weeks”. Spoke to @DmytroKuleba by phone and informed…

Putin follows Milosevic to The Hague?

Brussels 01.01.2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin should go on trial in Ukraine this year for war crimes committed there, says an expert who led the prosecution of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Ukraine war: Putin should face trial this year, says top lawyer https://t.co/77bWyGuJ7U — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 1, 2023 Sir Geoffrey Nice…

Belarus hosts joint military drills

Brussels 29.12.2022 Russia has stationed more than 10,000 soldiers in Belarus, the head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deyneko said during a national newscast on December 28. Russian Armed Forces have been deployed in Russia’s Belarus, Deyneko said, as per the Ukrainian outlet Pravda. The amassed in Belarus 10,200 servicemen from…

EU concerns about Kosovo tensions

Brussels 28.12.2022 “The European Union and the United States of America are concerned about the continued tense situation in the north of Kosovo” read the press-release of the European External Actions service, issued by a spokesperson. 🇪🇺and 🇺🇸 call for maximum restraint and immediate de-escalation in north Kosovo. We are working with Ptd Vučić and…

Borrell: calls for de-escalation in Kosovo

Brussels 12.12.2022 “We have to rethink about how we work with Eastern partners, because three have become [EU accession] candidates, one is very far away from the European Union – Belarus. So, it is a very heterogenous set of countries. A regional approach to them has to be taken into consideration but, certainly, it is…

EU: Leyen compares UK-Ireland to Ukraine

Brussels 03.12.2022 The European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) risked a diplomatic row with the UK by likening Britain’s rule in Ireland to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A dangerous game, given that the only power making laws undemocratically for part of a foreign country in Europe today (Russia apart) is the EU. Ursula…