Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has met with G-7 and NATO leaders in Brussels, one day after the U.S. announced new penalties on Russia that included a ban on all new investment in the country and sanctions on President Vladimir Putin’s daughters.
“I came here today to discuss three most important things: weapons, weapons, and weapons,” Kuleba said in a tweet.
Evidence of atrocities against civilians by Russian forces drew strong condemnation from G-7 members, who have called for Russia to be removed from the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Russian air attacks are predominantly focused on parts of eastern Ukraine and Russian forces are seeking to encircle Ukrainian forces in the region, according to an advisor to Ukraine’s president. Officials in Ukraine and NATO expect far worse fighting in the coming days.
Meanwhile, oil major Shell also revealed its financial hit from exiting Russia, highlighting the cost of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to Western energy companies.