Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to Brussels today (25 February) to meet her European counterparts and discuss their next steps following the Russian attack on Ukraine. The Ministers will also use today’s meeting to pass a further sweeping and unprecedented package of sanctions against Russia.
This package is the result of two months of intensive coordination within the EU, with our transatlantic partners and within the G7. Among its key components, the EU member states are stopping the export of high-tech goods that Russia depends on, sanctioning oligarchs and other individuals on whom Putin bases his power, and cutting major Russian banks off to a significant extent from international payment transactions.
The 27 Foreign Ministers of the EU will begin their meeting by speaking again with their Ukrainian counterpart, Foreign Minister Kuleba.