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EU will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine – European Council conclusions – Ukrainian news, Politics

The European Union is firmly committed to providing further military support to Ukraine to help it exercise its inalienable right to self-defense against Russian aggression and defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty. This is stated in the adopted today at the summit in Brussels conclusions European Council.

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The European Council condemned Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine and declared its support for the economic, military, social and financial stability of Ukraine.

The European Council strongly condemned Russia’s indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population and civilian infrastructure and called on the Russian Federation to “immediately and unconditionally withdraw all its troops and military equipment from all of Ukraine’s territory within its internationally recognized borders.”

Russia was also urged to comply with international humanitarian law, including in relation to the treatment of prisoners of war, and immediately allow citizens of Ukraine forcibly taken to Russia to return safely.

“Russia, Belarus and all those guilty of war crimes and other grave crimes will be held accountable for their actions in accordance with international law,” the conclusions say.

In addition, the European Council declared the continuation of sanctions pressure on Russia and the prevention of circumvention of restrictions.

“The European Union remains firmly committed to providing further military support to help Ukraine exercise its inalienable right to self-defense against Russian aggression and defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty. To this end, the European Council calls on the Council to work expeditiously to further increase military support,” says in the document.

It is also reported that the European Commission will soon submit a proposal to provide Ukraine with new macro-financial assistance in the amount of up to €9 billion in 2022.

  • Today the European Council at the summit in Brussels has provided Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership. Also, the European Council “decided to recognize the European perspective of Georgia and is ready to grant it the status of a candidate as soon as the unresolved priorities are resolved.”
  • President Volodymyr Zelensky separately thanked each participant of the EU summit and said that “Ukrainian and European flags will be together and at a time when we will rebuild our country after this war.”
  • Head of the European Parliament Josep Borrell declaredthat the European Union is starting “now” preparations for Ukraine’s integration into European structures.

Vadim Rebrina

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