Due to the not so recent war between Ukraine and Russia, the European Union pronounced itself about how it’s been helping the Ukrainian country for the past years and, especially, during the past months. These articles show the European Union’s reactions to the beginning of the war and the conflict itself, its position against Russia and Putin, and the conditions of the refugees. Among them, there’s even a timeline containing all the information you may like to know about the conflict and the help the EU has offered. 


Did you know that the EU has imposed several rounds of sanctions—or restrictive measures—intended to cripple Russia’s ability to finance the war against Ukraine, enact costs on Russia’s elites, and diminish Russia’s economic base? But did you know that imposing these sanctions requires unanimity among EU members?


The EU has taken concrete actions to help refugees, including: temporary protection mechanism for people fleeing the war. Those are 523 million euros in humanitarian aid. Still, EU’s help to Ukraine didn’t start with the war — Since 2014, more than 17 billion euros in grants and loans have been mobilized by the EU and financial institutions to support reforms in Ukraine, while applying conditionality depending on their progress. Since 2015, more than 11,500 Ukrainian students have participated in the EU’s popular Erasmus+ programme.


The EU has always been keen to forge closer links with Ukraine, boost its economy and support democracy and the rule of law in the country. However, as you may know, Ukraine couldn’t actually get inside the EU because of Russia’s influence on the country and consequences that go as far back as the URSS. Now, due to its current state with the war, Ukraine continues to not be able to join the EU until stability and peace are restored. — further information