President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen had promised the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky According to DW, during his visit to Kiev earlier this month, the EU would “seek to have the tenth sanctions package in place” by the year mark of the Russian invasion.
The new sanctions target entities that support the war and spread Russian propaganda.
According to Sweden, which held the rotating presidency of the Council at the beginning of the year, the new measures “directed limited measures at suppliers of drones that support war, spread propaganda or are used by Russia in the war.”
“Together, EU member states have imposed the strongest and most far-reaching sanctions ever to help Ukraine win the war,” the Swedish presidency said on Twitter, DW reported.
“The EU stands united with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. We will support Ukraine as long as it lasts,” it added.
On the first anniversary of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the ambassador of the European Union, the head of the missions of the EU member states and like-minded countries, and the charge d’affaires of Ukraine Ivan Konovalov on Friday, a meeting was held in memory of the victims.
The envoys observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the ongoing military conflict.
Adam Burakowski, the Polish Ambassador to India, condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Speaking to ANI, Burakowski said that Poland has provided all kinds of support to Ukraine.
“Poland condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine from the very beginning. We offer Ukraine all kinds of support. We stand by Ukraine from the very beginning. We have received millions of refugees from Ukraine and we also support Ukraine by giving them all kinds of aid, humanitarian but also military. We support them with weapons and really we are waging this war. We are really informing the whole world about this war, which is completely unacceptable,” Burakowski told ANI.
Ambassador of the European Union to India, Ugo Astutosaid on Friday that he respects India’s position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
He made the remark while replying to a question on India’s abstention in the United Nations General Assembly.
“We respect India’s position. We have also taken very much into account what the Prime Minister said a little while ago that this is not the time for war. And we have also noted what India has tried proactively, for example when the arrangement for the export of grain through the Black Sea was being negotiated, so India is playing a positive role and I am sure this will continue,” the EU ambassador said.
Source: The Nordic Page