|EU : it is impossible for the Kremlin to continue action.|
Another press point at NATO headquarters following Secretary Stoltenberg's remarks this morning. Speaking this time were European commission president Ursula von der Leyen, and European council president Charles Michel. Von der Leyen's first words were to the Ukrainian Prime Minister: "I spoke with President Volodymyr Zelensky as he was organizing defenses against Russian military attacks. I assured him that we are working tirelessly to give him as much support as possible.
Countermeasures and Europe are currently focusing on the economic aspects of the conflict: “ The European Union will make it impossible for the Kremlin to continue action. Later we will present a massive and targeted sanctions package. They will be very harsh financial sanctions, they will have a very heavy impact on the Russian economy and they will suppress Russia's growth, eroding its industrial base. We will see many capital cities leave the country. We will limit Moscow's access to key technologies ”. According to von der Leyen, “Russia doesn't want this war either.”
At the end of his speech he turned his thoughts to the people involved in this war: “All border countries have plans to welcome refugees from Ukraine immediately, we have a lot of support and we have prepared corridors. humanity for people in need".
After von der Layen spoke, it was European Council President Charles Michel who spoke to Belarus "I appeal to Belarus and its people: you have the possibility not to follow Russia in this tragedy. The European Union spoke with one voice, it was harmonious and strong" and expressed "solidarity and full support for Ukraine and its people "from the Presidential Conference. The extraordinary debate in the plenary will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
In conclusion, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg again spoke: “I welcome the coordinated action announced by the European Union, NATO allies and partners. It sends a strong message of unity and shows how lonely and isolated Russia is."