The European Union is intensively working on the ninth package of sanctions against Moscow for Russian aggression against Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said this during her visit to Finland on Thursday, TASR reports based on a Reuters report.
“We are working hard to hit Russia where it hurts, to reduce its capacity to wage war against Ukraine. Today I can announce that we are fully working on the ninth package of sanctions,” said von der Leyen at a press conference in Helsinki.
The president of the EC did not specify what measures the ninth package of sanctions should contain. The previous sanctions package, which, among other things, introduced restrictions on the import and export of various industrial products, was approved by the EU at the beginning of October.
At the same time, the head of the EU executive on Thursday expressed the hope that, as part of the efforts of the G7 countries and other important partners, it will soon be possible to introduce a global price ceiling for Russian oil. “We will not let up in our efforts until Ukraine wins over Putin and his illegal and barbaric war.von der Leyen declared at a joint press conference with the Prime Ministers of Finland and Estonia and the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.
The President of the EC also expressed her belief that Russian attacks on Ukrainian power plants and other civilian infrastructure can be assessed as war crimes. However, according to her, the Ukrainians will also be able to handle this Russian onslaught thanks to the continued support of the EU.