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Situation around Ukraine as of February 27: Latest major events and reports

Photo: UNIAN

Photo: UNIAN

The Page has prepared a selection of the latest major world events and messages related to Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

The leaders of the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States issued a joint statement that they are committed to excluding certain Russian banks from the SWIFT system.

The list of Russian banks that will be removed from the SWIFT international interbank system will be finalized by the EU, since the system is based in Belgium, a Washington administration official reported.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, announced that she would propose to EU leaders to freeze the assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. She also said that the EU would "ban Russian oligarchs from using their finances in our markets." Von der Leyen noted that the restrictive measures would be coordinated by the EU with the US and Canada. These steps, as stressed by von der Leyen, are aimed at impacting the Russian defense sector.

Starlink satellite network began to provide Internet in Ukraine. Elon Musk wrote about this in response to a tweet by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov. He reported that receiving terminals of the system had been sent to Ukraine.

The United States and Albania took the initiative to convene the next meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) on the Ukrainian problem, media reports citing diplomats in the world organization. The sources explain that the purpose of the meeting will be to hold a procedural vote to pass a resolution to convene a special session of the General Assembly on the situation in connection with the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Earlier, Russia vetoed a draft SC resolution.

Azerbaijan donated medicines and medical equipment to Ukraine as humanitarian aid.

The EU in a new package of sanctions may ban the flights of Russian aircraft in its airspace. The authorities of Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark, and Austria have announced their intention to close their airspace to Russian aircraft. Germany closes the airspace for Russian aircraft on February 27 from 16:00 Kyiv time.

Great Britain has compiled a list of Russian oligarchs against whom sanctions will be imposed in the coming weeks, the head of the British Foreign Office stated.

President of Turkey Erdogan offered to mediate between Russia and Ukraine.

Great Britain will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Liz Truss stated.

The Czech Republic sent weapons by rail to help Ukraine.

A batch of military ammunition, formed in Lithuania by government decision, was transferred to Ukraine.

The Portuguese government will send small arms, grenades, and military equipment to Ukraine.

Australia will supply lethal weapons to Ukraine through the mediation of its partners in NATO.

Google has suspended the monetization of Russian state media on its platforms.

On Sunday, February 27, the G7 Foreign Ministers will discuss the situation around Ukraine, the Japanese Foreign Minister stated.

It is impossible to consider the situation in Ukraine in isolation from the fair claims of the Russian Federation to the United States and NATO in the security sector, the Cuban government stated.

Germany will overcome dependence on individual energy suppliers, Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated.

Recall that on February 24 at 04:50 Russian President Vladimir Putin actually declared war on Ukraine, and Russian troops began to invade the territory of our country.

Since then, The Page has been following the situation and regularly informs about the most important events.

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