EU tightens visa rules for Russians
On Friday, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said the guidelines come in response to the recent escalation in Moscow's ongoing war against Ukraine, reports Xinhua news agency. "The EU will protect itself and our citizens. We are making sure to have a coherent and united approach at EU external borders vis-a-vis Russian citizens and also when it comes to applying strict rules on issuing short-stay visas for Russian citizens," she said.
President Putin will fail and Europe will prevail: EU chief
Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, European Commission President Leyen issued a rallying call intended to unite member states grappling with an energy crisis as winter draws near, The Guardian reported. Leyen described the Russian invasion as not only a war on Ukraine, but "a war on our economy, a war on our values and a war on our future".
EC chief urges international community to support sanctions on Russia for long period
During the Raisina Dialogue here, Leyen said what happens in Ukraine will have an impact on the Indo- Pacific. "In many ways, it already has. We, therefore, want a targeted vision for a free, resilient, prosperous, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region," she said. She said that images coming from Ukraine have shocked the whole world.
NATO approves deployment of four new battle groups
The four new battle groups deployed along eastern part of the NATO alliance were approved on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. In total, there will now be eight NATO battle groups deployed along the eastern flank of the alliance, from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. The organisation's heads of states were called for an extraordinary meeting to discuss further support for Ukraine, in the context of the Russia-Ukraine conflict that started in February.
NATO to send more troops to Europe
"The first step is the deployment of four new NATO battlegroups. In Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Along with our existing forces in the Baltic countries and Poland, this means that we will have eight multinational NATO battlegroups all along the eastern flank. From the Baltic to the Black Sea," he said.
EU leader says conflict must end before discussion for Ukraine accession
Conflict should end before Ukraine's application to join the European Union (EU) is discussed, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said here.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday signed an official appeal for the EU, asking for an accession of Ukraine via a new special procedure, Xinhua news agency reported.
Modi speaks to EU Prez, expresses anguish over humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
He reiterated India's appeal for cessation of hostilities and a return to dialogue. The Prime Minister stressed that the contemporary global order is anchored on international law, UN Charter and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of all the nations. Modi also stressed upon the importance of ensuring free and uninterrupted humanitarian access and smooth movement of people.
Europeans to 'pay a price' for Russia sanctions: European Commission President
Responding to a Euronews correspondent's remark on Sunday that "of course Europeans and Europe will have to pay a price for these measures", von der Leyen replied in the affirmative, saying that "every war comes at a cost".However, according to the official, Brussels is not daunted by the possible economic blowback from the Russia sanctions, and will continue to prop up Ukraine with a "strong solidarity", RT reported.
EU to ban Russian flights over Europe over Ukraine crisis
"We are shutting down the EU airspace for Russians," Von der Leyen said in a statement on Sunday, "We are proposing a prohibition on all Russian-owned, registered or controlled aircraft." "These aircraft will no more be able to land in, take off or overfly the territory of the EU," she said