EU buys weapons for Ukraine restricts its airspace to Russian aircraft

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    EU buys weapons for Ukraine restricts its airspace to Russian aircraft Following Russia’s invasion of its western neighbor, the European Union declared plans to block its airspace to Russian planes on Sunday, according to international officials. The EU also revealed plans to fund weaponry for Ukraine to defend against Russia’s invasion.


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                            President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated that “we are recommending a prohibition on all Russian-owned, Russian-registered, or Russian-controlled aircraft.” “These aircraft will no longer be permitted to land, take off, or fly over the territory of the European Union.”

In addition, an EU source told Reuters that the EU intends to spend $507 million of its funding on weaponry for Ukraine, and $56 million on other items such as medical supplies.
On Sunday, February 27, 2022, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, and EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell deliver a joint news announcement at the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.



EU buys weapons for Ukraine restricts its airspace to Russian aircraft















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It was the first time, according to Ursula von der Leyen, that the EU would finance the purchase and transport of weapons and other equipment to a country that was under assault.
According to EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell, the support for Ukraine has been accepted by the EU’s 27 foreign ministers, and such moves might be implemented within hours. He referred to it as “a watershed moment in the history of Europe.”



Demonstrators hold signs as they march during a rally in support of Ukraine on Sunday, February 27, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts.
During a press conference before a meeting of EU foreign ministers, Borrell declared that “another taboo has been broken.” “There was a taboo about the European Union not sending weaponry in a war,” says the author.



In an interview with Reuters, Borrell stated that EU defense ministers will meet on Monday to discuss how to transform the monies into useful military hardware and equipment that will be sent to the Ukrainian military. He went on to say that Poland has committed to serve as a distribution hub for them.
According to sources, the EU would also prohibit the Russian state-owned television network Russia Today as well as the news outlet Sputnik.
After advancing into Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, and destroying a major gas pipeline on the fourth day of fighting, the decisions were made. Putin also ordered the Russian defense minister and the chief of the military’s General Staff to place the country’s nuclear deterrent forces on a “special regime of combat duty,” according to a statement released by the Russian government.






















On February 26, 2022, a view of a residential building in Kharkiv that has been destroyed by recent shelling. ((Photo courtesy of SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)) ))
Putin, speaking at a meeting with his senior aides on Sunday, said NATO states had made “aggressive comments” and that the West was implementing harsh financial sanctions against Russia and Putin personally.





















Last Thursday, Vice President Biden announced new sanctions that, in coordination with a coalition of other nations, will target more big Russian banks and make it more difficult for Russia to conduct business in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
The sanctions will also target Russian elites, as well as 13 Russian corporations and enterprises, and will restrict their ability to borrow money. There will also be “additional restrictions” on what can be sent to Russia, according to Vice President Joe Biden.










German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gives a speech on the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a meeting of the German federal parliament, the Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, February 27, 2022, during a meeting of the German federal parliament, the Bundestag.

According to the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, the country also announced on Sunday that it will contribute $113 billion to a special armed forces fund while pledging to keep defense spending over 2 percent of GDP for the foreseeable future.

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