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The EU is stepping up its pressure on Russia as part of the latest sanctions against Putin. The European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has announced plans to ban oil imports from Russia.
“Putin must pay the price,” said the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “Let’s be clear: it will not be easy. But we simply have to work on it.”
Von der Leyen said that the EU wants for Ukraine “to win this war.”
It has been ten weeks since the war in Ukraine began, and Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, has said the EU plans to increase its military aid to Moldova significantly.
New sanctions against Russia from the UK
The UK government is also introducing a new set of sanctions to cut off Russia’s access to the UK’s management consulting, accounting, and PR services.
“Doing business with Putin’s regime is morally bankrupt and helps fund a war machine that is causing untold suffering across Ukraine. Cutting Russia’s access to British services will put more pressure on the Kremlin and ultimately help ensure Putin fails in Ukraine,” said Liz Truss.