The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament welcomes this week’s statement by EU Foreign Affairs ministers, who condemned Russia’s continued aggressive actions and threats against Ukraine and warned the Kremlin that any further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine will have massive consequences and severe costs.
Following the simmering tensions with Russia, the European Commission also approved a new financial assistance package to Ukraine made of both emergency loans and grants, proving again the EU’s solidarity with its neighbour. Any security threats taking place on the European continent are a danger to the security of all EU Member States.
Hilde Vautmans MEP (Open Vld, BE), Renew Europe Group coordinator in the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, said:
“Only EU unity will deter the Russian bear. The EU’s words of unity must be met with concrete actions demonstrating that Europe is fully united in our resolve to counter Russia’s actions. Russia must be made aware that the West will not give in to its illegitimate requests based on myths and lies. I therefore fully welcome EU foreign ministers’ statements underlining the right of every sovereign nation to choose its own path.”
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