European Commission: We discussed military support for Ukraine with Zelensky

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Group of Seven discussed today, Sunday, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on how to strengthen her country’s support in the face of the Russian military operation.

He added, via his Twitter account, that the discussion with Zelensky included providing more financial assistance to Ukraine to keep the wheel of the economy, as well as measures to support his country’s exports. in particularly the subjects prime agricultural.

Von der Leyen also stressed that the European Commission “stands with Ukraine”.

The White House said US President Joe Biden and leaders of the Group of Seven met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday to continue efforts in support of Ukraine, noting that the group has pledged to gradually abandon or ban the import of Russian oil.

The White House said in a statement that this “would strongly affect the main artery of the Russian president’s economy and deprive him of the income he needs to finance his war”, referring to the military operation that Moscow has launched in Ukraine more than two months ago.

He added that the G7 has also pledged to work together to ensure the stability of the global energy supply, “accelerating our efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels”.

Unprecedented sanctions

“Our unprecedented sanctions are already putting a strain on the Russian economy and our export restrictions have limited Russia’s access to the critical technology and supply chains it needs to support its military ambitions.” reads in the note. He noted that the United States, the European Union and the Group of Seven have pledged to raise these costs for Russia by “taking further action collectively”.

The US also plans to impose sanctions on three of Russia’s most watched television stations, which are directly or indirectly controlled by the state, with the White House saying these channels are “among the largest recipients of foreign revenue which in turn feeds the Russian state revenues “.

Visa restrictions

The United States will also prohibit American citizens from providing accounting, credit, company formation, and management consulting services to anyone who is in Russia.

The White House noted that Washington approved a new policy to impose visa restrictions on Russian military officials and those it described as Russian-backed or Moscow-installed authorities that “are believed to be involved. in violations of human rights, international humanitarian law or public corruption in Ukraine”.

These sanctions come in response to what Moscow considers a “special” military operation launched on the territory of its western neighbor on February 24, with the aim of “disarming Ukraine and freeing it from what it describes as Nazism and hostile nationalism”.

And that operation led to the killing of thousands of people and the displacement of nearly 10 million people, according to what was confirmed by Kiev and some data from the United Nations.

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