On Monday, the foreign ministers of the European Union will discuss imposing a sixth package of sanctions on Moscow, and US President Joe Biden intends to hold a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which he discusses the developments of the war in Ukraine.
On Friday, the EU announced a fifth package of sanctions against Moscow, including a European ban on imports of Russian coal, marking an important first step towards a broader ban on other energy resources.
For her part, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the European Union is now committed to imposing new sanctions on Russia; To increasingly punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for his decision to invade his pro-Western neighbour.
In a related context, the White House announced that President Biden will hold a virtual meeting with the Indian Prime Minister, at a time when Washington is pressing world leaders to take a tough stance against the Russian war on Ukraine.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said – in a statement – that Biden will speak in the virtual meeting about the consequences of the Russian war on Ukraine, in order to “mitigate its destabilizing impact on global food supplies and commodity markets.”
Here are the latest developments on the 47th day of this war:
The British newspaper The Times quoted US officials as saying that Russia had made a “fatal strategic mistake” that made Finland and Sweden prepare to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by the summer.
Ukrainian media reported that a series of powerful explosions was heard in the cities of Kharkiv in the northeast, and Mykolaiv near the Black Sea in the southern part of the country.