Russia crisis: coalition puts together an energy aid package – News

Status: 24.03.2022 14:05

The federal government wants to ease the burden on citizens when it comes to energy prices. NATO, EU and G7 hold conferences in Brussels. The United Nations General Assembly votes two resolutions. The news at a glance.

The parts of the traffic light have Details of its energy aid package announced to mitigate the aftermath of the war in Ukraine. Due to the price increase in the current year, people in Germany have to receive a one-time payment of a one-time energy price indemnity of 300 euros via income tax. In addition, energy taxes on fuel will be reduced for three months: for gasoline by 30 cents per liter, for diesel by 14 cents. Beneficiaries of social benefits are paid an additional € 100 per person in addition to the € 100 already approved. Families should receive a one-time bonus of € 100 for each child, which is deducted from the child allowance. A 9 euro per month ticket will also be introduced for local public transport lasting 90 days.

Zelenskii asks NATO for unrestricted military aid

Meanwhile, international talks continue on how to respond to Russia’s war of aggression. Representatives of NATO, the EU and the G7 meet today in Brussels for summit meetings. the The UN General Assembly also votes two resolutions on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has asked NATO for unlimited military aid to his country. “To protect our people and our cities, we need unrestricted military aid, just as Russia uses its entire arsenal against us without restrictions,” Zelenskyy said in a video speech at the NATO summit in Brussels.
In particular, Zelenskii required fighter jets and tanks, particularly to liberate besieged places like Mariupol and Melitopol.

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President Zelenskii asked for the alliance’s tanks via video at the NATO summit and that Kiev would also buy them. More information at external

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