Blincon told Zelinsky on Sunday that US President Joe Biden had announced the appointment of former Diplomat Bridk Bink as US ambassador to Ukraine – a decision that has not yet been confirmed by the Senate. BRICK has been ambassador to Slovakia since 2019, and US diplomats who left Ukraine before the war will return home next week, he added.
Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine is expected to dominate discussions at the Geo-Political and Geo-Economics Flag Conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation on April 25-27. At least eight European leaders and ministers, including EU Commissioner Ursula von der Lyon, will be in India over the next two days.
Brussels is preparing to strike a deal with Russia over its “modern sanctions” on oil imports.
The European Union (EU) is imposing “smart sanctions” on Russia’s imports of oil products, The Times reported Monday, citing European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrowski.
“We are working on a sixth round of sanctions, and one of the issues we are considering is oil sanctions.
The exact details of the sanctions have not yet been agreed, but they could include a gradual shutdown of Russian oil or higher tariffs on imports, the newspaper reported. – Reuters