War in Ukraine: US supplies liquefied gas to EU

In his eyes, the Russian President is “wants to show that democracies can no longer function in the 21st century” and “The autocrats will win“.”So from the beginning I fought for the total unity of the great democracies“If Putin wants to smash NATO.”that’s because he prefers confronting 30 countries separately rather than united“, he added.

First President of the United States physically present at an EU summit

Joe Biden is the first President of the United States to be physically present at a formal summit of EU leaders. After years of tension between the EU and his predecessor, Donald Trump, his visit symbolically confirms the return of trust between Washington and its European partners at a time when Vladimir Putin is rocking Europe’s security architecture.

Your presence is a strong signal. Our unity is rock solid‘ assured Council President Charles Michel at the reception of Joe Biden in the Europa building.

In their joint statement, Joe Biden and Ursula Von der Leyen recall the transatlantic actions of recent weeks to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine: In addition to the unprecedented sanctions already imposed “The United States and the European Union are working together to weaken Russia’s ability to mobilize its remaining international reserves, including gold, to support its economy and fund the illegal war it is waging.

100,000 Ukrainians welcomed

In providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Russian war in Ukraine, “The United States today announces it is poised to commit more than $1 billion in new financing over the next few months.“The European Commission has committed €550 million in emergency and humanitarian aid and has provided almost €300 million in kind through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism in cooperation with its partners.

One of the announcements that the President of the United States has insisted on is the drawing up of plans to house up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing Russian aggression.through all possible legal channels“. The European Union has so far taken in almost three and a half million Ukrainians who fled from Russian aggression.

The United States will release at least $320 million to support human rights defenders in Ukraine and Moldova, anti-corruption monitors, journalists and other members of civil society working in and around Ukraine for these groups and regional authorities. The Commission has also launched several such initiatives in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

Energy partnership between the United States and the EU

On Friday morning, Joe Biden and Ursula Von der Leyen will announce a new energy partnership that will include shipments of additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to the EU, replacing Russian LNG, Ursula Von der Leyen announced.

However, “We are fully committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement of net-zero emissions by 2050 and keeping temperature rises within 1.5 degrees Celsius‘ assure Washington and Brussels in their joint statement.

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