07:43, 24 February 2022 – 112 Ukraine
European Council President Charles Michel plans to discuss Russia’s latest aggressive actions against Ukraine, as well as find ways to support Ukraine and bring Russia to justice
The President of the European Council Charles Michel convened an emergency summit of EU heads of state and government. The summit is scheduled to discuss Russia’s latest actions against Ukraine, DW reports.
The summit will begin in Brussels on Thursday evening, February 24.
“The use of force and coercion to change borders has no place in the 21st century. The aggressive actions of the Russian Federation violate international law, as well as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. They also undermine the European security order,” Charles Michel said.
According to him, it is important that the EU countries remain united and decisive, and jointly determine their actions.
“I would like to discuss: recent developments; how to defend a rules-based international order; how to treat Russia, first and foremost, how to hold Russia accountable for its actions; and how we will further support Ukraine and its people,” the head of the European Union added.
Earlier, the European Union imposed sanctions against 351 lawmakers of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, who voted for the appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the independence of the “LDPR”, and against 27 other high-ranking officials and organizations.