Group photo of a G7 eager to show unwavering support for Ukraine in its war against Russia… The group’s foreign ministers have listened in Germany to the demands of their Ukrainian counterpart, who has asked them to hand over assets to Ukraine Russians seized to rebuild the country. He also warned about the new package of sanctions against Russia.
“If this package is approved despite oil, I think that President Putin will be able to celebrate it because it will be the first case in which the unity of the European Union is broken by the position of one country: Hungary,” said Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Foreign of Ukraine.
The continuous mentions of the European Union and, above all, the Ukrainian desire to join the community blocincreasingly bother Russia. From Tajikistan, the Russian Foreign Minister has underlined the following:
“They [Ucrania] tries to emphasize their aspiration to become members of the European Union. However, the naivety of such a desire on the part of kyiv raises serious questions. In fact, it is so, considering that the European Union has become an aggressive belligerent actor,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
In the meantime, The United States has reopened a channel of communication with Russia. As announced in a statement by the Pentagon spokesman, the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, has had the first conversation with his Russian counterpart, Serguei Shoigu, since last February 18. The Secretary called for an end to the conflict in Ukraine and stressed the importance of maintaining communication.
On the ground, the war continues with no sign of ending any time soon. Ukraine claims to have inflicted a severe defeat on Russian troops as they tried to cross the Donets River to control southern Donbas. According to kyiv, in four days the Russian army has lost more than 70 units of equipment and two infantry battalions with engineers.
And this Saturday, the focus shifts to the energy front. Russia will stop supplying electricity to Finland, which this week has expressed its desire to join NATO as soon as possible.