A high Ukrainian official on Monday mentioned the European Union ought to hit Russia with some sanctions to point out it’s critical about punishing the Kremlin because it waits to see if Moscow invades Ukraine.
Ukraine International Minister Dmytro Kuleba advised reporters he desires to see particular resolve as an alternative of obscure plans as 150,000 troops threaten his nation’s borders.
“We consider there are good and legit causes to impose not less than a number of the sanctions now to exhibit that the European Union just isn’t solely speaking the speak about sanctions however strolling the stroll,” he mentioned forward of conferences in Brussels, in keeping with a number of shops.
Europe has mentioned it is going to sanction Russia if it assaults Ukraine however signaled it isn’t time but.
President Biden, who has additionally threatened extreme monetary penalties on Russia for an invasion, might meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week if Russia doesn’t assault Ukraine earlier than then, the White Home mentioned late Sunday.
White Home press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned the 2 leaders have agreed to a high-stakes speak “in precept,” however solely “if an invasion hasn’t occurred.”
Within the meantime, some leaders of nations bordering Russian need firmer motion.