Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, issued a “must-do list” to the world shortly after Russia’s onslaught on Kyiv on Thursday, as his country faced one of the bloodiest chapters in its history. Kuleba took to Twitter to say that the “future of Europe and the entire globe is at stake,” and that the “world should act promptly.”
The news: Kuleba outlined five elements on the to-do list, including complete isolation of Russia and the imposition of crippling sanctions. Ukraine needs weapons, financial, and humanitarian aid, according to the foreign ministry.
Here are five points mentioned in the to-do list:
1. Devastating sanctions on Russia NOW, including Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT)
2. Fully isolate Russia by all means, in all formats
3. Weapons, equipment for Ukraine
4. Financial assistance
5. Humanitarian assistance
What they said: On Thursday, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Petro Kuleba, stated that his country will defend itself and emerge victorious. “Putin can and must be stopped by the rest of the world. Now is the moment to act,” he stated earlier in the day in a tweet.
- Meanwhile, European Union Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen condemned Russia’s military actions and voiced sympathy with Ukraine’s people.
- “Our thoughts are with Ukraine and the innocent women, men, and children who are facing this unjustified onslaught and fear for their life,” Leyen said AFP, vowing that Moscow would be held accountable.