Following the strike, amid an air alarm triggered by Russian missiles launched at Ukraine, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba addressed the EU from a bombshelter, caliing to provide air defense, ammunution, enact sanctions on Iran for supplying Russia with drones, and a strong 9th EU sanctions package.
I’m probably the first foreign minister to address EU FAC from a bomb shelter because of the air raids siren. Requested more air defense & supply of ammo. Called on EU to impose sanctions on Iran for providing Russia with drones. 9th EU sanctions package on Russia must be strong. pic.twitter.com/NQZLKf6xwm
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) October 17, 2022
In response, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrelll said the EU will raise military assistance to Ukraine to €3.1 billion and launch an EU military training mission for Ukraine.
Russia’s latest indiscriminate attacks will not shake our determination to support Ukraine, it will only reinforce it. pic.twitter.com/bnWDJKRdJb
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) October 17, 2022