EU institutions to gather for special summit as Russian troops enter Ukraine

epa09780212 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (L) and vice-president in charge of Foreign Policy Josep Borrell (R) give a joint press statement on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Brussels, Belgium, 24 February 2022. A EU special summit was called for 24 February to ‘discuss the crisis and further restrictive measures’ that ‘will impose massive and severe consequences on Russia for its actions’. The Russian president authorized a special military operation in the Ukrainian Donbass region. Russian troops entered Ukraine while the country?s President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the nation to announce the imposition of martial law. EPA-EFE/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / POOL