European Union foreign ministers will discuss on Monday in Luxembourg a 6at package of sanctions against Moscow, but stopping the purchase of oil and gas to stop funding Russia’s war effort is divided by 27.
We just imposed heavy sanctions on Russia and we are preparing for the sixth waveannounced European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday during her visit to kyiv with Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to question all his European interlocutors the enactment of powerful sanctions. He calls for a cessation of the purchase of oil and gas and the supply of heavy weapons to combat the announced offensive in the Donbass region (east).
Josep Borrell announced his intention to launch discussion on an oil embargo on Monday, but a formal proposal is not on the tableidentified a senior European official on Friday.
” Unity is necessary for the enforcement of sanctions. We clearly see dependencies vis-à-vis Russia in some Member States. “
Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary are dependent on Russian gas.
We will not show something that will not pass. Measures must be made in a timely mannerhe explained.
Since the war in Ukraine began at the end of February, the Kremlin has made 27.3 billion dollars from oil, gas and coal purchases fromEUaccording to Velina Tchakarova, director of the Austrian Institute for Europe and Security Policy (AIES).
Fund and deliver new weapons
L ‘EU imposed an embargo on coal purchases, but its value was less than that of gas and oil.
On the other hand, ministers will confirm the release of an additional 500 million euros to supply and deliver new weapons to kyiv, according to some diplomats fromEU.
Sanctions are important, but they will not solve the problem in Donbass. The battle in the Donbass would be decisive for the consequences of the warsaid Josep Borrell on Saturday.
Russia bombs Ukraine from the sea from ships out of reach of Ukrainian weapons and needed by kyiv forces long -range weapons and more armored vehiclesexplanation of a senior European official.
Slovakia announced on Friday that it had supplied Kyiv with a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft defense system.
At their meeting, the ministers will discuss with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, the support ofEU investigation of possible war crimes in Ukraine.