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Von der Leyen: Support for Ukraine's EU membership is a Moral Duty of the EC

"Making Ukraine's EU membership possible is a moral duty", said the head of the European Commission.

In a speech at the GLOBSEC 2022 forum in Bratislava, Ursula von der Leyen said that "it is not only our strategic interest but also our moral duty to make it possible" for Ukrainians to join the EU, aware of their courageous struggle for their future.

Chechen fighters are ready; "Europe is the main loser"; Russian Mi-35MS destroyed?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his intention to speak by phone today with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky.
President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the front line in the Kharkiv region for the first time since the beginning of the war.

Leyen: I do not expect an agreement on sanctions in the next 48 hours

EU leader calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

The European Union's leader on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for its war in Ukraine.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also proposed that Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, and two other major banks be disconnected from the SWIFT international banking payment system.

Biden asked Congress for $33 billion in Aid to Kyiv, NATO thinks the War in Ukraine could last for Years

US President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $33 billion in support of Ukraine. NATO is determined to help Ukraine, even if the war lasts for years. Earlier, the Kremlin warned that arming Ukraine posed a risk to European security and promised a firm military response to attacks on Russian territory.

In Bulgaria a Regional Coordination Center for Gas and Electricity Supply in Southeast Europe will be established

"Bulgaria is able to replace all gas supplies from Russia", Deputy Prime Minister Asen Vassilev told reporters in Brussels.

He visited the European Commission together with the Minister of Energy Alexander Nikolov. The visit was due to Gazprom's decision to suspend gas for Bulgaria.

Von der Layen: Russia has used Gas as a Tool for Extortion

"Gazprom's announcement that it will unilaterally cut off gas supplies to customers in Europe is another attempt by Russia to use gas as a tool for extortion," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement. According to her, Gazprom's decision is unjustified and unacceptable and once again shows Russia's unreliability as a gas supplier.

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