Brussels, 18 July 2022 (TDI): The Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba addressed the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the EU today. It was chaired by Josep Borrell Fontelles, the Vice President of the European Union (EU) commission.

The Foreign Affairs Council ensures the unity and effectiveness of the EU’s external action. EU’s external actions cover humanitarian aid, foreign policies, defense and security, and trade and development.

It also looks into the possibilities and opportunities for cooperation among various states. Mostly Foreign but depending on the agenda of the meeting Defense, Development, and Trade Ministers from EU member states meet during the sessions of FAC.

The agenda of today’s meeting was to discuss Digital Diplomacy, EU relations with Latin America, and Russian aggression against Ukraine.

While addressing the FAC virtually, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine stated that accountability and sanctions on Russia while helping Ukraine are the three ways for peace.

He also said Ukraine was fighting an unprovoked and unjustifiable war against Russia. Russia’s invasion is illegal and should be condemned on different platforms.

Furthermore, he added that Ukraine needs the support of other states to fight this war against Russia. Along these lines, he highlighted that to further strengthen Ukraine’s security, the country should be provided with more military aid.

Dmytro Kuleba added that he was grateful for the extra €500 million provided to Ukraine under the European Peace Facility (EPF). It is worth noting that the EU’s support in military equipment for Ukraine’s Armed Forces has reached 2,5 billion € now.

He also emphasized increasing sanctions on Russia. His debate on sanctions was about banning Russian TV channels, the energy embargo, and the prices of oil against Russia.

He concluded his remarks by appealing and encouraging the European states to support the Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine.