The Russian Electoral Commission proposes to hold the presidential elections in the occupied regions of Ukraine
Russia’s Central Election Commission has formally proposed that the March 2024 presidential elections also be held in currently occupied Ukrainian regions. The Commission already confirmed last week that the event will take place from March 15 to 17. The current president, Vladimir Putin, will attend again, who thanks to a constitutional reform has been able to circumvent the previous limit of two consecutive terms.
Ukraine’s entry into the EU would cost 17% of the bloc’s multi-year budget
The financial consequences of Ukraine’s full accession to the European Union (EU) in the current multiannual budget of the community bloc until 2027 would range between 130 billion and 190 billion euros, which means that up to 17% of the community coffers would go to stop this country. This follows from a study published today by the Institute of German Economics (IW), whose authors specify that the exact amount varies depending on the assumptions made about the arable area of the population of Ukraine.
Ukraine says Hungary has no reason to oppose accession talks
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba said this Monday that Hungary has no reason to oppose the EU opening accession negotiations with kyiv because his country is complying with the requirements set by Brussels. Kuleba, who today attended the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) in Brussels, pointed out that the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has already signed three of the four laws that the European Commission has forced on Kiev. to be approved before next March to begin negotiations.
20 billion to help Ukraine in the war with Russia through the FEAP
The high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, recalled this Monday the proposal to provide Ukraine with military support for 20 billion euros in four years through the European Peace Support Fund (FEAP), which since The start of the war has allowed Member States to co-finance the delivery of lethal and non-lethal material to kyiv. Borrell has pointed out that, for the moment, they have mainly delivered material that was in the reserves of the European armies, but he has recognized that several Member States are now in favor of creating new capabilities.
EU foreign ministers to discuss support for Ukraine in meeting with Kuleba
The foreign ministers plan to address support for Ukraine in their session today, and to do so they will also meet with their Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitro Kuleba. Specifically, they will talk about the proposals for long-term security commitments that the heads of State and Government will discuss again this week at their summit, in which they will also discuss the possibility of opening negotiations with Ukraine for its accession. Borrell has prepared these proposals based on the contacts maintained with the Ukrainian authorities.
Borrell says about the Hungarian blockade that he hopes that unity in support of Ukraine will not be broken
The high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, stated this Monday regarding the blockade that Hungary maintains on expanding community aid to Ukraine that he trusts that “the unity” of the EU regarding support for Kiev will not be broken. who asked for it to be increased. “I hope that European unity is not broken, because this is not the time to weaken our support for Ukraine but to increase it,” Borrell told the press upon his arrival at a Council of Foreign Ministers.
Kyiv and Stockholm negotiate the transfer of Swedish Gripen fighters to Ukraine
The spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ihnat, assured this Sunday that his country is in negotiations with Sweden for the acquisition of the Swedish Gripen fighter jets, a model that has already been tested by a large number of Ukrainian pilots.
Four injured in Russia’s latest attack on Kyiv
Ukraine has assured this Monday that it has shot down several of the missiles launched by Russia in its latest attack against Kyiv, in which at least four people have been injured by debris that has fallen in different districts of the capital. As the authorities have pointed out, air defense systems have managed to destroy eight ballistic missiles launched by Russia.
Zelensky has an intense conversation with Orban during Milei’s inauguration
In his last speech to the nation, Zelensky reported on the conversation he had in recent hours with the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, during Milei’s inauguration as the new Argentine president. “On the sidelines of the event, I spoke with Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán. It was a very direct conversation, focused on European affairs,” Zelensky explained in his speech.
What topics will Zelensky and Biden address this Tuesday?
Among the main topics of Zelensky’s visit to Biden this Tuesday will be “defense collaboration” with the United States and “specifically joint projects for the production of air defense systems, as well as the coordination of efforts between our countries during the next year”. The White House has confirmed that it has invited Zelensky for a meeting with Biden next Tuesday, December 12, “to underscore the United States’ unwavering support for the people of Ukraine in their defense against Russia’s brutal invasion.”
The Ukrainian presidency announces that Zelensky will meet with Biden this Tuesday
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, will begin a working visit to the United States this Monday in which he plans to meet with the American president, Joe Biden, already on Tuesday. “The president of Ukraine will meet with the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and will hold a series of meetings and negotiations,” the Ukrainian Presidency reported in a statement. Zelensky “will focus on ensuring unity between the United States, Europe and the world in supporting the defense of Ukraine against Russian terror and on strengthening the international order based on rules and respect for the sovereignty of each nation,” he said. added.
Russia launches new offensive against Kyiv with eight ballistic missiles
Russia launched eight ballistic missiles against the Ukrainian capital last night that were all shot down by the Ukrainian air defenses, as reported this Monday by the kyiv Air Force. The interceptions occurred around 4:00 a.m. local time (1:00 GMT). The explosions were audible from the center of the Ukrainian capital. Ballistic missiles are among the most difficult in the Russian arsenal to intercept. Russia had not attacked the capital of Ukraine with this type of weaponry for months.