European Union announces delivery of weapons to Ukraine, new sanctions on Russia | DW News


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European Union announces delivery of weapons to Ukraine, new sanctions on Russia | DW News



The European Union said it will spend €500 million on weapons and equipment for Ukraine. For the first time in its history, the European Union will purchase weapons for a country under attack, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. In a meeting on Sunday, EU foreign minister agreed to budget €500 million ($564 million) for weapons and equipment for Ukraine. Poland agreed to work as a logistic hub for the delivery of weapons. She also said EU airspace would be closed to Russia-owned, registered or controlled aircraft, explicitly mentioning that the ban would apply to “the private jets of oligarchs.” Additionally, von der Leyen announced the 27-member bloc would take steps to stop “the Kremlin’s media machine in the EU” by banning state-owned Russia Today, Sputnik and their subsidiaries. “We are developing tools to ban their toxic and harmful disinformation in Europe,” she said. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the move was aimed at “turning off the tap for Russia’s disinformation in Europe.” In addition to the measures against Russia, von der Leyen added that the EU agreed to sanction Russia’s ally Belarus, which she called “the other aggressor in this war.” In a message to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Ukraine, von der Leyen said they would be welcomed with “open arms.”

Kyiv and Moscow have sent envoys to peace talks on the Belarus border. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he was willing to “try” talks with Russia but added he is “skeptical” they will lead to a ceasefire. “I will be honest, as always: I do not really believe in the outcome of this meeting, but let them try,” Zelenskyy said in a video statement. If there was a “chance” to end the war, he should take part in the talks, he added

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  1. I mean this war is very strange – Russia entered only 200K people, Ukraine has 250K army. They cannot block or control cities. Sometimes this seems like tanks are playing games – catch me if you can. Russian tanks appeare, then disappeare, then Ukrainians follow them. What is this?

  2. It is very interesting how the bio labs run by THE US IN UKRAINE, is being swept under the rug. Would anyone like to comment? Maybe fuaci would like to comment?

  3. I believe this is just the start of another 20yrs of news publications and many possibilities of fortunes made by multiple corruption agendas, charities, military contractors ect.

  4. Congratulations to all conscious Europeans.
    I want to turn to you because you can definitely help.
    Many sanctions have been imposed on Russia today. But unfortunately, the situation on the border between Poland and Bidorussia is such that
    trucks with banned goods cross the border freely.
    Since Saturday, people have been blocking these cars risking their lives !!!
    People are dying here, the whole world is imposing sanctions, and goods continue to arrive to the aggressor as possible !!! ???
    Please pay attention to this situation !!!
    This is unacceptable !!!
    This is the border between Belarus and the EU !!!
    EU respond to any please do your best !!!

  5. We all know that one of the main reasons of Germany began a Second World War was that it was suppressed by sanctions after the 1 world war and was morally ashamed.
    Let’s stop the history to be repeated by pissed of Russian president as this war will be the last!!!!
    USA and Russia has to negotiate and one of the European politic leader or a group have to be a mediators!
    Let’s stop this bloodshed and prevent the third and last world war!!!!

  6. Run everybody to buy now weapons from America. Terrifies you saying that Russia will expand so multiple winning for US. Pathetic and small European leaders