The EU Commission has announced further aid supplies for Ukraine.
Brussels – Further medical aid will be provided via camps in Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands, the EU Commission announced on Friday. With more than a million refugees due to the Russian attack, the EU is also supporting Ukraine’s neighboring countries. Greece, Austria and Germany, for example, have provided Slovakia with masks, disinfectants, bedding, tents and clothing.
In addition, the Brussels authority announced that cooperation with Russia in research and science would be suspended. “The Commission will not conclude any new contracts or agreements with Russian organizations under the Horizon Europe program,” said a press release. The billion-euro program supports research projects and international cooperation in science. The Commission also suspended payments to Russian institutions for existing contracts, it said.
Cooperation with both Russia and its ally Belarus within the framework of the European Neighborhood Instrument and the so-called Interreg program for the Baltic Sea region will be suspended. “This means, among other things, that no further payments will be made to Russia and Belarus,” said the EU Commission. The suspension applies immediately. Interreg is part of the structural and investment policy of the EU. This has been used to support cross-border cooperation between regions and cities for more than 20 years. (dpa)
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