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Every euro the EU sends to Russia is soaked in Ukrainian blood – POLITICO

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Wednesday that every euro sent to Russia carries “the blood of the Ukrainian people” as he urged European countries to stop funding the Russian war.

“Every euro, every cent” that goes to the Russian Federation will be invested in the army and not in the Russian people, Klitschko told the European Committee of the Regions’ working group on Ukraine.

Via video link, the former heavyweight boxing champion added that European money is stained with the “blood of the Ukrainian people” as EU countries continue to pay Russia for fossil fuel supplies.

In his speech, Klitschko also dismissed Russia’s claim that it would scale back its attack on Kyiv, saying air raid sirens rang out constantly in the Ukrainian capital overnight.

Klitschko also criticized the European response to the Russian invasion as double-dealing: although countries condemn the war, “business communications” still exist, and that money allows Russia to wage war on Ukraine, he said.

The Mayor of Kyiv’s comments echo the views of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who recently criticized the West for differing views on the war. While some countries want the conflict to continue to “exhaust” Russia, others want it to end to protect Russia’s markets and their own economies, Zelenskyy said.

In his speech, Klitschko also repeated earlier calls for Ukraine to join the EU: “We see our future [as] part of [the] European family.”

His remarks come as European countries scramble to reduce their reliance on Russia’s energy, one of Moscow’s most profitable sources of revenue. One of the latest examples came on Wednesday when Poland pledged to ban all Russian fossil fuels by the end of the year.

https://www.politico.eu/article/vitali-klitschko-kyiv-mayor-euro-eu-sent-russia-ukraine-blood-money/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication Every euro the EU sends to Russia is soaked in Ukrainian blood – POLITICO

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