Borrell eases tensions: “No blockades in Kaliningrad, EU will review guidelines”. European Parliament: “Granting candidate status to Ukraine” – Direct

Borrell eases tensions: “No blockades in Kaliningrad, EU will review guidelines”. European Parliament: “Granting candidate status to Ukraine” – Direct
Borrell eases tensions: “No blockades in Kaliningrad, EU will review guidelines”. European Parliament: “Granting candidate status to Ukraine” – Direct

23 June 2022


Rising gas price

The price of gas is rising. After hitting a peak of € 137.61, gas at the Dutch TTF hub stood at € 134 per megawatt hour, up 5.37%.

23 June 2022


CNN: “Biden will announce new arms shipment to Ukraine”

The Biden administration is expected to announce another dispatch of military aid to Ukraine by today. Informed sources report it to CNN. In the package there should be other High Mobility Artillery Missile Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition.

23 June 2022


Shoigu in Belarus: “Urgent joint measures to strengthen defense”

Russia and Belarus must urgently take joint measures to strengthen defense capabilities. This was stated by the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin in Moscow. “Circumstances dictate the need to take urgent joint measures to strengthen defense capability, increase the combat readiness of the regional troop pool and the unified regional air defense system,” Shoigu said. Russia is increasingly ready to provide “any support to Belarusian friends,” he added, noting that Belarus is Russia’s most important strategic partner and closest ally, while noting that bilateral military cooperation is developing despite pressure without precedents of the West.

23 June 2022


Lamorgese: “137 thousand Ukrainians arrived in Italy”

“We have about 137,000 Ukrainians who arrived in Italy in a very short time. In Italy we have a large Ukrainian community, about 250,000 people. Most have gone to the homes of fellow countrymen and friends, few are in our reception circuit, which was put into operation immediately since the first days of the war ”. This was stated by the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, in her speech at Co-Opera 2022, the second national development cooperation conference

23 June 2022


Ukraine in the EU, Metsola: “Historic day”

“Today historic day, we will give the status of candidate country to Ukraine, which the European Parliament has been calling for since the beginning of the brutal war unleashed by Russia”. This was stated by the president of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola. “But today I will also raise the issue of the increase in living costs for European citizens due to the war, the next few months will be difficult from an energy security point of view,” she added.

23 June 2022


Ukraine in the EU, Rutte: “Long road to start negotiations”

“Further progress has been made in Ukraine and Moldova, sufficient to reach the decision to grant them candidate status. But then, for the EU accession negotiations “to begin, many things still have to happen”. This was stated by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the sidelines of the EU summit. “Georgia is a step backwards”, he added, emphasizing that “the glass is half full and not half empty”.

23 June 2022


Borrell: “The EU will review the guidelines on freight traffic in Kaliningrad”

The European Commission will “review” the guidelines on EU sanctions, following which Lithuania has hindered the traffic of goods between Russia and the oblast of Kaliningrad, causing a threatening reaction from Moscow. This was stated by the High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell, on the sidelines of the European Council in Brussels.

“In Kaliningrad – he says – there is no blockade. Lithuania is applying the Commission’s guidelines on sanctions. But the Seae (European External Action Service, EU diplomacy, ed) will review the guidelines to clarify that we do not want to block or prevent traffic between Kaliningrad and Russia, but only to prevent sanctions being circumvented. Both should be possible and we are working on it. There is no blockage, but checks on some goods, which must be carried out intelligently, without blocking the traffic “between Russia and its exclave on the Baltic Sea, which is connected to the Federation by a corridor, the Suwalki passage. , on the border between Poland and Lithuania, which connects the oblast with the territory of Belarus.

23 June 2022


Kiev: difficult but stable situation in Severodonetsk

The Ukrainian army said the situation in the city of Severodonetsk is “difficult” but “stable”. This was reported by CNN, citing Oleksii Hromov, deputy head of the Directorate of Main Operations of the Ukrainian General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. “The fighting is ongoing – he added – our military have weapons at their disposal and are supported by artillery units, but unfortunately the enemy has the advantage of fire,” he said. Hromov admitted that Russia has damaged Ukraine’s supply routes to the city, but said the military leadership has found “alternative ways” to ship ammunition and take the wounded out.

23 June 2022


Borrell: “There is no blockade in Kaliningrad”

“There is no blockade in Kaliningrad”. Lithuania “is implementing sanctions”, but “at the same time we want controls to prevent any attempt to evade sanctions without preventing commercial traffic”. This was stated, speaking of the Russian city on the Baltic Sea, by the High Representative of the EU for foreign policy Josep Borrell, after in recent days there had been tensions over the controls introduced by Lithuania on goods entering the Russian exclave .

“The external service of the Commission will review the guidelines”, Borrell announced, to clarify that “we do not want a blocking of commercial traffic, but to prevent the circumvention of sanctions. Both things must be possible, we are working on it ”.

The article is in Italian

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