Ramstein-6: Defense Secretary Austin promises ongoing support for Ukraine

Support for Ukraine

Item No. 1 on today’s agenda is the strengthening of Ukrainian air defense The “malice and cruelty” of Russia’s recent escalation has only deepened allies’ commitment to supporting Ukraine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday. Austin’s remarks opened the sixth meeting of the U.S.-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group, also known as the “Ramstein format,” a […]

‘Peace and stability’ – African leaders welcome Russia-Ukraine wheat deal

Malian women sift wheat in a field near Segou, central Mali, Jan. 22, 2013. – Copyright Jerome Delay/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ‘Peace and stability’ – African leaders welcome Russia-Ukraine wheat deal African leaders have welcomed a Ukraine-Russia deal that is set to unblock wheat and maize exports from Ukrainian ports. The African Union […]

Ukraine and Russia sign vital grain export deal in Istanbul

Grain Deal in Istanbul

Representatives of Ukraine and Russia delegations shook hands during the signing ceremony in Istanbul – Copyright AP Photo/Khalil Hamra Ukraine and Russia sign vital grain export deal in Istanbul Ukraine and Russia signed a breakthrough agreement on Friday 22th  of July designed to help relieve a global food crisis caused by blocked Black Sea grain […]

G7 mobilises billions in financial assistance for Ukraine

G7 on May 2022

At their meeting in Bonn and Königswinter, G7 finance ministers and central bank governors mobilised extensive financial assistance for the Ukrainian government. Together with international financial institutions, they will provide direct assistance in the amount of USD 19.8 billion. During their talks, which were held under the auspices of Germany’s G7 presidency, G7 finance leaders also agreed on common positions in other key areas including: ensuring […]

Yellen links Russia sanctions to 1940 U.S. asset freezes aimed at Nazis

Janet Yellen

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday drew parallels between the financial pressure that the United States and its allies are imposing on Russia to the efforts of a 1940s Treasury secretary to deny financial resources to Nazi Germany. Yellen, speaking at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, said that […]

Graham, Blumenthal Introduce Resolution on Russian State Sponsorship of Terrorism

Graham Blumental

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) introduced a Senate resolution affirming that the United States Senate views the actions of the government of the Russian Federation, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, as sponsoring acts of terrorism, and calls on the Secretary of State to designate the Russian Federation […]

International Donors’ Conference for Ukraine

International Donors’ Conference for Ukraine

On 5 May, the National Stadium in Warsaw hosted an International Donors’ Conference, organised on the initiative of Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and attended either in person or online by heads of states and governments of 21 countries, humanitarian organisations, financial institutions as well as representatives of the […]