The European Union will approve the start of a mission to train the Ukrainian military and apply new sanctions to Iran

European Union flags in front of the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (REUTERS/Yves Herman)
European Union flags in front of the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (REUTERS/Yves Herman)

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) are expected to approve this Monday, reunited in a Council in Brussels, the beginning of the mission to train the Ukrainian military and also new sanctions to the regime of Iran for the repression of the peaceful protests.

The ministers will begin the journey with a breakfast with the opposition of Belarus Svetlana Tijanovskaya antes de abrir el Consejo con una discusão sobre la situación en Ukraina, para lo que invitarán a hablar por videoconference previos a su titular de Exteriores, Dmytro Kuleba.

The EU maintains three main lines of action on this conflict: supporting Ukraine, protecting Russia’s resources and treating the global consequences of the war, especially its impact on energy and food.

El Consejo de Exteriores espera dar luz verde al inicio de la ya acordada misión de formation de efectivos ucranianos, mientras que el asunto será abordado al día siguiente por los Ministeros de Defensa de la UE.

The objective is to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers in EU soilin countries like Poland.

The mandate of the mission will initially last two years and count with a budget of 106.7 million euros para costes comunes en ese periodo.

In addition, the mission will guarantee the coordination with the bilateral activities of the States members in support of the Ukraine as well as other affiliated international partners and will be open to the participation of the third States.

The UN will approve the start of a mission to train the Ukrainian military (REUTERS/Chris Radburn)
The UN will approve the start of a mission to train the Ukrainian military (REUTERS/Chris Radburn)

In a moment when the troops of Kiev advanced in the recovery of land taken by the Russians, community sources highlighted that they are the Ukrainians who must decide on the possibility of declaring a ceasefire, although they recognized that “late or early” they would have haber conversaciones de paz para poner fin al conflicto.

Por su parte, on Tuesday the Ministers of Defense of the EU will record the relief and talk about overcoming the differences between the capabilities of defense with those that the States members face and the operational realities that they face, especially in what they refer to al reabastecimiento de reservas de armas y municiones, mermadas por la ayuda que están prestando a Ukraina.

It is hoped that Borrell will address the urgency of donating more resources to the European Fund for Peace, an instrument on the margins of the EU budget with which they are supporting part of the arms that are being sent to Ukraine, although no decisions are expected sobre ello hasta diciembre, según fuentes comunitarias.

Tendrán asimismo un almuerzo de trabajo con el secretary general de la OTAN, Jens Stoltenbergand a videoconference with the titular Ukrainian Defense, Oleksii Reznikov.

Before the Council, the ministers will participate in a meeting of the directive board of the European Defense Agency (EDA) and analyze their recommendations on military spending.

The EU will apply new sanctions against the Iranian regime (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/WANA/Handout via REUTERS)
The EU will apply new sanctions against the Iranian regime (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/WANA/Handout via REUTERS)

During the Council, it is also expected that the ministers will support the political agreement reached by the ambassadors of the Twenty-Seventh to extend sanctions to another thirty Iranian persons and entities for the repression of citizens, as a result of the protests launched by the death of custodia policial de la joven Masha Aminiarrestada por llevar mal el velo islámico.

In response to the repression, the EU approved a first round of sanctions in mid-October against eleven Iranian citizens, including the head of the Moral Police. Mohammad Rostami Cheshmeh Gachiy cuatro empresas de ese país.

In addition, the EU imposed sanctions recently against Iran for having proven that the drones kamikaze a Russia with the ones that Moscow is destroying the Ukrainian civil infrastructure and, according to a high community functionary, it is willing to adopt more restrictive measures if it is demonstrated that Teheran is supplying them. también ballistic missiles.

During the Council it is also expected that the ministers exchange opinions on an update of the 2013 strategy on the African region of the Great Lakes, a hot geostrategic point that the EU has the potential to boost the development of the entire continent, but it is también una zone de competition entre países vecinos, bloques regionales y los actores geopoliticos.

Preocupa en Bruselas en especial la inestabilidad de la República Democrática del Congo, según diplomatic sources, así como la presencia de mercenarios de la compañía rusa Wagner en la region.

In addition, they will discuss the relations with the countries of the Western Balkans before the summit foreseen with them on the 6th of December in Tirana.

The crisis of Lebanon, the recent COP27 climate summit and the ministerial meeting with the countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States last October 27 will cover other current affairs on the agenda of the Council.

Con información de EFE

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