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EU Commission President von der Leyen calls for rapid arms supply to Ukraine

In an interview with Bild newspaper, Von der Leyen, when asked whether he favors giving heavy weapons to Ukraine, said, “I do not distinguish between heavy and light weapons. Ukraine needs to get what it needs and can use for self-defense.” used the phrase.

Calling on EU member states to supply Ukraine with fast weapons, von der Leyen said: “The thing that applies to all member states is that whoever can (weapons) must procure quickly, because only then will Ukraine be successful in its immediate defensive struggle against Russia. ” made its assessment.

Pointing to the sixth package of sanctions that the EU is preparing against Russia, Von der Leyen said, “We continue to look at the banking sector, especially Sberbank, which accounts for 37 percent of the Russian banking sector. Of course, there are also energy issues.” he said.

Stressing that everything must be done to bring the war to an end as soon as possible, von der Leyen said, “At the same time, we must prepare ourselves for the fact that in the worst case the war could last for months or even years.” shared his opinion.

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