During a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers, the An institution representing the
The statement confirms the EU’s support for the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine and other Eastern Neighbourhood partners as Russia has stationed more than 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and Belarus. At the same time, Putin demands that NATO decreases its military presence in Eastern Europe.
Tensions between Russia and the West have been rising in the past few months as Western countries fear an imminent invasion of Ukraine. While the US says it has already foiled a Russian secret operation to provoke military action and the UK claims to have uncovered a plan to replace the sitting Ukrainian government, Russia insists the troop build-up is due to a large military exercise.
The Christian democratic European People’s Party (EPP) in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation.
European Parliament says Ukraine needs concrete help, including military. “We expect the European Union to show its strength and commitment today to guarantee security by its own forces, as it did in the past when it was ready to deploy peace-keeping operations to guarantee the stability of its allies”, said Rasa Juknevičienė A Member of the
On the same day, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a new financial assistance package for Ukraine composed of both emergency loans and grants. A package of 1.2 billion euros is meant to help the country’s financial needs due to the conflict. In addition, the Commission aims to double its bilateral assistance to Ukraine in grants this year. Another 120 million euros will be allocated to support Ukraine’s state-building efforts.