The West reinforces its support for Ukraine against Russia with more visits, aid, sanctions and awards

Thursday’s trip to Ukraine by Ursula von der Leyen is yet another sign of strong Western support for the country.

The president of the Commission visited with the wife of President Zelensky, Olena Zelenska, the town of Irpin, on the outskirts of kyiv, where the trail of slaughter and destruction left by Russian troops is visible. In a subsequent interview, von der Leyen called for the appearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin before international justice for the war crimes committed in this invasion.

More US military aid and sanctions

For its part, the United States has announced a new military aid package worth 600 million dollars. With this, he adds a total of 15.8 billion in military material destined for Ukraine since President Biden came to power.

Washington has also decided to sanction 23 people close to the Kremlin, including Chechen leader Ramzán Kadírov and five others accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of tons of grain.

the german award

And in Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has presented the M100 prize awarded to the people of Ukraine to the mayor of kyiv Vitali Klitschko.

“Chancellor, I am probably not the only one deeply impressed by your speech,” Klitschko said. “This commitment that you have offered to Ukraine, to us, I would like to hear not only in words but must be followed by deeds.”

Klitschko has once again asked the European authorities for a total ban on visas for Russian citizens so that they cannot enter Union territory until the end of the war.

In addition, in Spain, the parliament has ratified by majority the application for accession to NATO by Finland and Sweden.

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