The European Union confirms its continued facilitation of arms deliveries to Ukraine

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said today, in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, that the EU continues to facilitate the delivery of military aid to Ukraine.

Borrell said on his Twitter account that he agrees with Kuleba on the need to speed up the implementation of sanctions against Russia, which has launched a military operation. in Ukraine since the end of February.

He added that a meeting of European Council leaders will discuss how to support the export of agricultural products from Ukraine and the impact of the Russian operation on global food security.

For his part, Andrei Yermak, director of the Ukrainian president’s office, said on Sunday that Russia could begin to “blackmail” Europe with natural gas supplies as the cold begins, which requires the Western world now be “strong and united.”

“It cannot be excluded that Russia will start blackmailing Europe on gas with the onset of cold weather, in addition to the food crisis,” Yermak said from the Ukrainian news agency.

He added: “In light of the Kremlin’s desire now to exchange the lifting of the blockade on Ukrainian ports in change of the lifting of sanctions, we can see the ultimate goal of Moscow “.

Yermak said economic support for Ukraine, the Russian oil embargo and sanctions on its banking system, along with Kiev’s requested arms supplies, were a “strong and united response” to Moscow.

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