The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, called on the EU countries to speed up the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
“All EU member states, who can, must quickly deliver weapons to Ukraine, because only then can Ukraine withstand its difficult defensive struggle,” von der Leyen said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
At the same time, the head of the European Commission stressed: what kind of weapons should be delivered to the territory of Ukraine – heavy or light – does not matter.
The head of the European Commission also pointed to the preparation of the sixth package of sanctions against Russia by the European Union.
“We are studying the Russian banking sector, especially Sberbank, which accounts for 37 percent of this sector. And, of course, issues related to energy,” added the head of the EC.
Everything must be done to end the war as soon as possible, Von der Leyen stressed.
“At the same time, we must be prepared for the fact that in the worst case, the war can last for months and even years,” she added.
On the night of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Ukrainian Donbas.
Following this, the Russian army attacked Ukraine. Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, were subjected to missile and bomb attacks.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded by saying that martial law is being introduced throughout the country. The Ukrainian leader also announced a break in diplomatic relations with Russia.
The Kremlin’s actions were condemned at the UN and in most capitals of the world. Tough sanctions have been imposed on Russia.
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