People who make decisions in Russia hope that they will get away with it. Sanctions? They think they can be bypassed. An embargo on Russian oil? They see that this is still nothing more than just talking about this important topic. And concern, constant concern. An international tribunal? They know that it takes years to bring specific perpetrators to justice.

That is why we appeal to you and to the entire democratic community of the world: sanctions against Russia must be strengthened! Constantly. We need to give up Russian oil, we need to block trade with the Russian Federation, we need to close ports for Russian ships. And this must be the solidarity policy of the European Union, of all the member states. Everyone.

It is you, in Denmark, in the country where the basic principles of the European Union, the Copenhagen criteria, come from, who can feel most of all how important it is for all-European solidarity to work for pressure on Russia.

Because this pressure is for Russia to seek peace. This is pressure to give the necessary protection to all the basic values on which life in Europe is built and which are now completely trampled by Russia in Ukraine.

What can be said about the protection of human rights or freedom on the European continent, if there is no such crime against people and humanity in general not committed by the occupiers?

They deport our people to Russia by force, rape women, underage girls, and engage in looting.

They have already taken more than two thousand children to Russia, and we do not know where they are, we do not even have a complete list of these children. Do they have families? How will they then find their loved ones?

It would be simply impossible for a normal person to imagine the level of evil that was brought to our land!

That is why I call on you to raise the issue of solidarity in the defense of freedom, in the defense of humanity at the level of the European Union.

There can be no Russian branches in Europe that split the EU from within, that are trying to help Russia make as much money as possible even now.

Everyone knows very well who in the European Union opposes humanity and common sense. Who does nothing at all to help establish peace in Ukraine. This must stop, and Europe must stop listening to any excuses from official Budapest.

I am grateful to Denmark for its principled position. Thank you to everyone.

I am grateful to your people who help Ukraine and help Ukrainians. To your companies that have decided to leave the Russian market. Maersk, Jysk, Lego, Vestas, DSV, Arla Foods, Carlsberg and many other companies who have made this important decision.

But I ask you not to stop, to be leaders in Europe in promoting the decisions we really need.

Long before this war, it was clear that humanity should reduce the use of fossil fuels. The era of coal and oil has caused huge damage to the environment, to our planet as a whole. Green technologies and green energy have become a logical and just answer to this challenge.

European policy is already aimed at reducing the consumption of environmentally hazardous resources. But Russia's aggression against Ukraine and against everything that life in Europe is built on is an argument to accelerate green transformation on the continent. Europe must give up Russian oil, give up as soon as possible!

Because it is the crazy income from energy resources that allows the Russian leadership to be bold. Violate generally accepted rules. Promote hatred against other nations, against us and destroy the lives of neighboring countries.

If you had to find the complete opposite of what is called the "Law of Jante" in your country, it would be the "Law of Russian Oil".

I am confident that together - only together with all Europeans, with all responsible states on the planet - we will be able to overcome this catastrophe.

We will be able to return to peace.

We will be able to live together in a European family.

I hope this will happen very soon. But it depends on how consistent and principled we remain at this time.

At a time when the war continues.

However, we have no right now to think only of war. We know there will be peace. We know that we will be able to return to a normal, peaceful life.

That is why I want to invite you to join our initiative to rebuild Ukraine after the war, after our victory.

We invite your companies, your specialists, your state.

Knowing your potential, your creative economic power, I offer your country to take patronage over one of our beautiful regions - after the war. Of course, after the war.

Mykolaiv, the city of shipbuilders, can become such a city, such a region, which will unite you and us even more. Which Denmark can help rebuild.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Danish people!

Now is the dark time in Ukraine.

Thousands of candles are placed in our churches in memory of the people whose lives were taken by this war.

I know that for you the warm light of candles is a synonym of home comfort, ordinary good human life.

Life, which today has become an unattainable dream for many in Ukraine. The Russian invasion continues.

But I believe, I know, that we can return to peace.

And I ask you to light a candle at home tonight in memory of all Ukrainians whose lives were taken by Russian aggression.


Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The operational situation on the diplomatic front as of 10:00, March 29

Ukrainian diplomacy continues Russia's complete isolation, particularly in the energy sector, which is actively fueling Russia's military machine. The energy ministers of the Group of Seven have made a responsible decision, rejecting Russia's demands to pay gas bills in rubles.

Dmytro Kuleba: “I welcome the statement of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Gabek regarding the decision of the Group of Seven to reject Russia's demands to pay for Russian gas in rubles. Blackmail of the Russian Federation is unacceptable. I am grateful to France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the European Union.”

☑️ Deputinization of the world

Northern Macedonia is deporting 5 Russian diplomats for violating the Vienna Convention. They must leave the country within five days

Riga's tallest buildings, the Z-Towers, changed their name to Zunda Towers in response to a negative association with the letter Z, which the Russian military uses in symbolic terms of its invasion of Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the closure of its offices in Moscow and Minsk due to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine

☑️ Isolation of the Russian Federation

Sri Lanka's national airline SriLankan Airlines Limited will suspend flights to Russia from March 28

The European Commission appealed to Affiliated Countries to immediately abolish any existing schemes for gaining citizenship for investment and to provide strict checks are in place to address the risks associated with residence permit schemes, as well as to revise previously issued "golden passports"

International rating agency Fitch Ratings will no longer publish data on Russia's sovereign rating

The government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has decided to suspend state-funded research and innovation cooperation with Russian universities and companies that are strategically important to the Russian government

The United Arab Emirates Investment Fund Mubadala Investment Company suspends investments in Russia

☑️ Humanitarian aid

Since the start of the war, the American charity company United Help Ukraine has collected more than $ 10 million in donations from Americans, which will be spent on humanitarian and medical aid to Ukraine

Material and technical assistance worth a total of 163,000 euros arrived in Ukraine from Slovenia

Thanks to the efforts of the public organization Razom for Ukraine, $ 20 million was raised in the United States from 60,000 privates