Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, believes that Europe needs to be ready to take decisive action against Russia in case of an attack on Ukraine, Ukrinform reports with reference to Borrell’s blog.
Lublin Triangle Summit: Poland, Lithuania to support Ukraine in light of Russia's movements on border
The leaders of Poland and Lithuania, Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nausėda during the Lublin Triangle Summit (Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania) in Guta, Ivano-Frankivsk region, on Monday, December 20, are set to express solidarity with Kyiv in the wake of Russia's aggressive actions.
18 December 2021
The U.S. Department of State says that talks on the situation around Ukraine held during the meetings of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried during her visits to Ukraine, Russia and Brussels were "productive".
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg rejects Russia's right to demand that NATO should deny membership to Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson discussed energy security issues and coordinated steps to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine.
The United States is constantly following Ukraine's defense needs, and such assistance is constantly coming to Ukraine.
North Atlantic Council, the principal political decision-making body within NATO, calls on Russia to immediately de-escalate and abide by its international commitments on transparency of military activities.
At a meeting with the G7 and the EU ambassadors, President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked for support and assistance provided to Ukraine.
17 December 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Petr Fiala on his appointment as prime minister of the Czech Republic.
As Crimea Platform Office, President’s Representation for Crimea to intensify work on deoccupation - envoy
The Office of the President’s Representation for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol has intensified its work on deoccupation and reintegration of the peninsula, due to the fact that in August this year it took up functions of the Crimea Platform’s National Office.
On December 17, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Tobias Lindner will make a visit to Ukraine to hold talks on security policy.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba outlined ten major victories of the Ministry in 2021.
The United States' draft budget for 2022 provides for a total of $756 million in assistance to Ukraine, including $400 million to strengthen its security.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is convinced that determination and coordinated actions by Ukraine's partners in NATO and the European Union will help prevent the worst-case scenario in relations with Russia.
Ukraine is convinced that the Nord Stream 2 project has no commercial or moral justification, and that the letter and spirit of European legislation must be fully applied to it.
The EU unanimously agreed to roll over economic sanctions against Russia and urged it to comply with the Minsk Agreements.
The UN General Assembly adopted an updated resolution "Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine".
A new campaign where Ukrainians are being massively accused of extremism has kicked off in Russia, similar to how whole nations used to be tarred in the Stalin era.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the security situation along Ukraine's borders and in the temporarily occupied territories, which condemns Russia's military build-up around Ukraine and calls on Russia to withdraw its troops and adhere to its own international obligations.
16 December 2021
Neither NATO nor its cooperation with Ukraine poses any threat to Russia but, on the contrary, Russia is currently the aggressor and must change its behavior towards its neighbors and stop violating international agreements.
NATO has an open doors policy, which is enshrined in Article 10 of NATO’s founding Washington Treaty, saying the Alliance can invite other countries to join, so NATO accepts no compromises as to the right of sovereign nations to aspire to become members of the Alliance.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says that NATO Member States do not have a common position on military assistance to Ukraine.
Possible Russian escalation to have major consequences, important for Russia, EU to understand this -Zelensky
The Russian Federation and some European countries need to realize the scale of Russia's possible military escalation of Ukraine.
NATO's new Strategic Concept, to be adopted next year at the NATO summit in Madrid, will reflect the importance of NATO's cooperation with partners, as well as the right of each sovereign state to choose what kind of security arrangements it wants to be part of.
For the first time, a Russian court has officially recognized that the Russian regular troops are fighting against Ukraine in certain parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which goes against Russia’s persistent claims of military non-involvement in hostilities across eastern Ukraine.
The United States is calling on Russia to immediately release Ukrainians illegally held in Russia and the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and to ensure urgent medical assistance to prisoners in critical condition, including Natalia Statsenko.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic course remains unchanged and sees a window of opportunity at the next NATO summit in Madrid.
President Volodymyr Zelensky insists that the international community apply sanctions against the Russian Federation before Russia escalates rather than following such escalation.
European partners are considering five ways to respond in the event of an escalation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, while Ukraine has only one, which it has already demonstrated in 2014, when the country began to defend its territory.