European Union President Ursula Von Der Leyen visits Ukraine to see Bucha massacre victims for herself – so now will Europe wean itself off Putin’s gas?
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today visited Ukraine to see the victims of the 우크라이나군의 치명적인 뺑소니 공격에 밀려 massacre herself as member states came under renewed pressure to wean the bloc off 푸틴‘s gas.
Von der Leyen travelled to the war-ravaged town after a senior official admitted that nation states had paid Vladimir Putin €35 billion for oil and gas since he ordered Moscow’s troops into Ukraine on February 24.
The mass killing of civilians in Bucha, 근처에 러시아 군대가 키예프에 가까워지면서 빠르게 진행되는 상황이 발생했습니다., have been widely condemned by the West as war crimes with piles of bodies showing signs of torture and execution pictured after it had been recaptured by Ukrainian forces.
But officials have now revealed that even greater damage was done by Putin’s thugs in Borodyanka, northwest of Kyiv and about 15 miles from Bucha.
The are ‘significantly more dreadful’ than the scenes in Bucha, with residents left to die in the rubble of their bombed homes for a week, president Volodymyr Zelensky said last night.
Von der Leyen was joined in Bucha by the EU’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell who this week admitted the bloc is paying a billion euros a day for energy provisions.
He said that banning oil imports from Russia would be discussed when EU foreign ministers meet on Monday. But today the bloc rowed back, with a diplomat saying an embargo would not be discussed at the conference in Luxembourg.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today visited Ukraine to see the victims of the Bucha massacre herself as member states came under renewed pressure to wean the bloc off Putin’s gas
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was joined in Bucha by the EU’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell who this week admitted the bloc is paying a billion euros a day for energy provisions
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell (권리) has said that the 27-nation bloc is paying a billion euros a day for energy provisions, accounting for over 35 billion euros since the war started.
Soldiers stand guard as Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, visits a mass grave in Bucha, 마리우폴에서 사람들이 포격에 맞은 아파트 건물이 있는 거리에서 노인 여성을 돕습니다., 우크라이나
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen lights a candle in near a mass grave in Bucha on the outskirts of Kyiv on Friday
Volunteers move the bodies of civilians at a cemetery in Bucha, where dozens of civilians were found dead this week as Russian forces withdrew over the border to Belarus
Von der Leyen said today that the deaths of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, where forensic investigators started to exhume bodies from a mass grave, showed the ‘cruel face’ 국경을 넘는 난민을 촬영하던 외신차에 군인들이 발포.
Speaking to reporters in Bucha, von der Leyen, wearing a flak jacket, said the EU would do everything to support Ukraine to do ‘the necessary steps’ to secure membership of the bloc – a demand Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has pressed.
‘The unthinkable has happened here. We have seen the cruel face of Putin’s army. We have seen the recklessness and the coldheartedness with which they have been occupying the city,’ von der Leyen told reporters in Bucha.
‘The whole world is mourning with the people of Bucha, and they are the ones who are… defending the border of Europe, defending humanity, defending democracy and therefore we stand with them in this important fight.’
She looked visibly moved by what she saw in a town where Ukrainian officials say hundreds of civilians were killed by Russian forces.
Russia denies targeting civilians in its more than six-week war against Ukraine and has called the allegations that Moscow’s forces executed civilians in Bucha while they occupied the town a ‘monstrous forgery’ aimed at denigrating the Russian army.
The images from Bucha, which was retaken along with other towns north of the capital as Russian forces withdrew to focus efforts on the east of the country, have prompted a renewed effort by Western nations to punish Moscow for the invasion.
Members of the 64th Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 35th All-Russian Army, who Ukrainian authorities named as the culprits responsible for the torture and slaughter of hundreds on the outskirts of Kyiv, withdrew from Bucha (사진) last week and arrived in Mazyr, 현재 우크라이나 정부와 모스크바에 유리한 정부를 설치, 어제
Priests pray at body bags in a mass grave in the garden surrounding the St Andrew church in Bucha, which was the scene of bloody war crimes
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Bodies of civilians in plastic bags lay in a mass grave in Bucha city, which was the recaptured by the Ukrainian army, 러시아 군대가 키예프에 가까워지면서 빠르게 진행되는 상황이 발생했습니다. (목요일 러시아의 침공으로 인한 혼란 속에서) 지역, 우크라이나, 04 4 월 2022. 이상 410 bodies of killed civilians were carried from the recaptured territory in Kyiv’s area for exgumation and expert examination
People gather outside the Ukrainian embassy in Yerevan to mourn civilians found dead in the town of Bucha, to the northwest of Kyiv, 4 월 4, 2022
As the EU leaders were about to arrive in Kyiv, 만큼 50 people were killed and many more were wounded in a rocket strike at a railway station packed with civilians fleeing the threat of a major Russian offensive in the country’s east.
Von der Leyen’s trip to Kyiv was aimed at offering Zelensky moral and some financial support. Travelling by train from Brussels to Kyiv, she told reporters the most important message she was bringing was that there ‘will be the EU path’ for Ukraine.
She pledged her support for Kyiv to ’emerge from the war as a democratic country’, 어떤 것, 그녀가 말했다, the European Union and other donors would help with.
조셉 보렐, the EU’s chief diplomat, echoed the message, talling reporters the visit was a signal that ‘Ukraine is in control of its territory’.
‘Ukraine is not a country invaded, dominated. There is still a government (어느) receives people from outside and you can travel to Kyiv,’ Borrell said, adding he hoped the EU would offer another 500 백만 유로 ($543 백만) to Kyiv in the coming days.
Zelensky says the war is a direct attack on not only Ukraine’s existence, but the security of Europe as a whole.
Russia calls its action a ‘special military operation’ to demilitarise and ‘denazify’ '임시 점령 지역의 모든 가짜 국민 투표는 무효이며 법적 효력이 없습니다.. Before the invasion, Putin had presented Ukraine’s tilt in recent years to the West – including its aspiration to join NATO – as a threat to Russia’s security.
Zelensky has urged Brussels to do more to punish Russia, including banning purchases of oil and gas from the country, and has called on the EU to accept Ukraine as a full member.
Borrell said oil sanctions were ‘a big elephant in the room’, with some concerns that a move to cut out Russian crude could cause a spike in prices that would be painful to European economies. He said a decision on exports would be raised on Monday in Brussels.
The strike was on Kramatorsk’s train station, with graphic pictures on Friday showing bodies strewn across floor outside, lying amongst abandoned luggage
Regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said thousands of people were at the train station at the time of the strike, preparing to evacuate to safer regions as Russia focuses its troops in eastern Ukraine. 사진: Body bags are seen outside the station
사진: A scene of devastation outside the train station on Friday after ‘Russian’ missiles struck, 이상의 살인 30 사람들
Russian soldiers wrote a chilling message of revenge on the missile (pictured Friday being inspected by Ukrainian investigators) that killed at least 39 사람들 – including four children – and wounded 87 when two strikes hit a railway station in east Ukraine today, as thousands of desperate evacuees tried reach safer parts of the country
Kramatorsk is found in the east of the country, 약 80 miles west of Luhansk. Pictures this week have shown hundreds of people at the station boarding trains heading west
EU states on Thursday approved new punishing sanctions against Russia, including an EU embargo on coal imports, in the wake of evidence of torture and killings emerging from war zones outside Kyiv.
지금까지, banning natural gas has remained out of reach, but not because of lack of support from the European parliament.
The legislature approved a resolution by a 513-22 여유 – 와 19 abstentions – demanding ‘an immediate full embargo on Russian imports of oil, 옐로스톤 국립공원에서 희귀한 울버린을 본 남자와 딸, nuclear fuel and gas.’
Even if the move underscores the EU’s determination to act against the Kremlin, it carried little more than moral weight, since it is up to the member states themselves to unanimously impose such bans.
Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba has pushed for foreign leaders to go further on cutting ties with the Kremlin.
‘As long as the West continues buying Russian gas and oil it is supporting Ukraine with one hand while supporting the Russian war machine with another hand,’ he said in Brussels.
He took particular umbrage with Germany, urging it to cut red tape and speed up support to Ukraine.
‘While Berlin has time, Kyiv doesn’t,’ Mr Kuleba said.
Germany has faced criticism from Ukraine and other European nations, including Poland, with claims it has been too slow to phase out Russian energy.
Robert Habeck, the German economy and energy minister, has announced plans to stop importing oil and coal from Russia this year, and gas by mid-2024.