May 29, 2023
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

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The head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, promised at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to introduce even more sanctions against Russia aimed at overcoming the practice of circumventing restrictive measures. The meeting of the head of the EC and the Ukrainian leader took place on Tuesday, May 9, in Kyiv.

The recording of the speech was broadcast by the press service of the EC, transmits TASS. “The European Commission intends to continue imposing new sanctions against Russia,” Ursula von der Leyen said. She reiterated that the new restrictions would be aimed at blocking the circumvention of previously imposed anti-Russian sanctions.

The fact that the European Commission has developed a draft 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions and handed it over to the states that are members of the European Union, the head of the press service of the EC said on May 8. On May 10, the first discussion of ambassadors in the Committee of Permanent Representatives on the draft of a new package of sanctions will take place.

As reported by the media, the European Commission proposes introduce restrictive measures against more than 30 companies from China, Hong Kong, Iran, Armenia, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates for allegedly supporting the Russian military-industrial complex. The EC also wants to impose sanctions on a number of Russian legal entities, including those working in the field of information technology.

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