Boris Johnson is speaking today in the Verkhovna Rada. European futures point to a positive opening – the invasion of Ukraine

Boris Johnson is speaking today in the Verkhovna Rada.  European futures point to a positive opening - the invasion of Ukraine

Boris Johnson addresses the Verkhovna Rada. Draghi calls for clarification of the issue of paying ruble gas

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday via video conference after the United Kingdom sent military materials to support Kyiv’s army against the Kremlin.

According to documents Bloomberg has access to, Johnson will paraphrase Winston Churchill’s famous phrase, adapting it to the current situation: “This is the best moment in [história] In Ukraine, an epic chapter of national history will be remembered and retold for generations.”

The letter comes after Downing Street announced a shipment of military materials to Ukraine worth 300 million pounds (357.15 million euros at the current exchange rate). At the same time, as other countries have done, the UK is preparing to reopen the British Embassy in Kyiv.

As for the EU, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, in an interview with the Financial Times, stressed the need to review treaties to facilitate Ukraine and other countries’ accession to the EU.

For Alexander Schallenberg, the Russian invasion is a “geostrategic moment for Europe”, and it is necessary to support neighboring countries such as Ukraine and Moldova. “Let’s put our money where you need it,” he added.

It should be noted that in order to make an amendment to the treaties, the consensus of the 27 member states is required, something that currently seems impossible given that the Netherlands has already spoken out against shortening the EU accession process stipulated in the bloc’s rules. .

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Also for the European Union, the Italian Prime Minister and former head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, asked the European Commission for more clarity on payments in rubles, which is important for the country he leads, as Italy will pay for shipments of Russian gas inside. Two weeks.

“It is very important for the European Commission to provide a clear legal opinion on whether the payment of Russian gas in rubles violates sanctions,” Draghi stressed.

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