On February 14, 2023, the European Union announced a new package of sanctions against Russia amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The sanctions come as Russia has increased its military presence in the region, with reports of children being sent to Russian ‘re-education’ camps.
In response to the sanctions, Russia has denied claims that it has taken the town of Vuhledar, a key strategic point in the Ukraine-Russia war.
In response to the increased Russian military presence, Western nations have accelerated their air defense to Ukraine. The heightened tensions have also prompted NATO to hold a meeting to discuss the situation.
Russia has also launched a new offensive in an attempt to break the current battlefield stalemate.
The situation in Ukraine remains tense, with the conflict showing no signs of abating. For the latest updates on the Ukraine war, follow the full coverage on USNN.