Von der Leyen: EU preparing 9th sanctions package against Russia
November 24, 2022

Von der Leyen: EU preparing 9th sanctions package against Russia


The European Union is working ‘full speed’ on a 9th sanctions package against Russia, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said during her visit to Finland today.

“We are working hard to hit Russia where it hurts to blunt even further its capacity to wage war on Ukraine. I’m confident that we will very soon approve a global price cap on Russian oil with the G7 and other major partners. We will not rest until Ukraine has prevailed over Putin and his unlawful and barbaric war,” said von der Leyen.

She described as war crimes “Putin’s barbaric terrorist attack on the country’s civil infrastructure”, saying that Ukrainians must face this upcoming winter with no electricity and in many places no running water because of him. 

“Babies, their parents, and grandparents are freezing in the dark, and I strongly condemn these barbaric attacks. But I also know that our Ukrainian friends will overcome this tragedy because they are strong,” added von der Leyen.

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