EU says it will fund arms deliveries to Ukraine and hit Russia with new sanctions
Ursula von der Leyen is the President of European Commission. She speaks in a news conference alongside Josep Borrell High Representative for European Union Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This was after Russia launched a large-scale military operation against Ukraine. The event took place in Brussels (Belgium) on February 27, 2022.
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Sunday saw the European Union announce new steps it would take as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This included the funding of arms delivery to the nation besieged for the first-time.
Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) stated that the EU would also continue to impose sanctions on Russia by preventing Russian planes from landing on EU soil.
Russia Today and Sputnik, state media outlets owned by Russia, will be banned from the airwaves of the 27-member bloc. Von der Leyen explained that they are working on tools to stop their disinformation and poisonous in Europe.
Additionally, new sanctions will be imposed by the EU on Belarus’s controlling regime, led by Alexander Lukashenko. Von der Leyen called Alexander Lukashenko “the other aggressor of this war.”
Officials say that the Ukrainian military has resisted Russia’s aggression and is keeping its main cities. This latest international support for Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir PutinAs he protests the increasing foreign sanctions, meanwhile, he has placed his nuclear deterrence force on alert.
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