Security, prosperity, the democratic values and the rule of law are the priorities of the Swedish presidency of the European Union presented by the country’s Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom before the European Parliament on Tuesday. Billstrom has condemned the unprovoked, brutal and unjustified aggression of Russia against Ukraine and has mentioned the EU’s Swedish presidency will have as one of the objectives to carry on the political, military, economic and humanitarian support for Kyiv in spite of the Moscow’s attempts to cause division among the Europeans. Billstrom believes that sanctions are an extremely effective instrument through which the bloc can help Ukraine win the war. The programme of the EU’s Swedish presidency includes roughly two thousand formal meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg as well as 150 informal meetings hosted by Sweden.