Russia’s war in Ukraine will be at the centre of EU leaders informal meeting on 6-7 October
October 3, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine will be at the centre of EU leaders informal meeting on 6-7 October


Russia’s war in Ukraine, energy and the economic situation will be the main topics of the upcoming informal meeting of heads of state and government of the EU member states, 

European Council President Charles Michel said yesterday, announcing the meeting in Prague on 6-7 October.

“The war in Ukraine continues to rage. Regrettably the Kremlin has taken irresponsible escalatory steps: it has organised a national mobilisation campaign, sham coercive “referenda” and the illegal annexation of Ukraine’s territories, and it pursues its threatening rhetoric. In light of these developments, we must stand united and firm in our response,” said Charles Michel.

He added that the EU would continue to strengthen its restrictive measures to further increase pressure on Russia to end its war. “At our meeting, we will discuss how to continue providing strong economic, military, political and financial support to Ukraine for as long as it takes,” said Michel.

Earlier Charles Michel condemned Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. 

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