The community leaders, headed by France, which holds the pro tempore presidency of the regional bloc, should validate the new regulations on Thursday and Friday, including restrictions to the maritime sector, and will exclude three Belarusian banks from the Swift system.
The escalation of EU sanctions against Moscow is increasing and seeking the suffocation of Russia’s economy amid the military operation that the country is conducting in the Donbass region with the aim of disabling the war infrastructure and protecting the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, according to the Kremlin.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi reported on Tuesday that the number of Ukrainian migrants in the EU exceeds two million.
Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the speed with which this figure was reached is a record since World War II and called for support with “more funds, more reception capacity, more food and more educational resources” to the destination nations in view of the “significant flow that is expected.”
For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoglu noted on Tuesday that the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will meet in the tourist province of Antalya on Thursday, at which Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, and Çavusoglu himself will participate.