Ursula von der Leyen Supports Continued Sanctions on Russia
Ursula von der Leyen will be the president of the European Commission
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Ursula von der Leyen, the newly elected president of the European Commission, said that she supports European Union sanctions against Russia.
“The Kremlin does not forgive any weakness. From a position of strength, we must maintain the current sanctions and at the same time continue the dialogue… We are also improving ourselves in dismantling disinformation plots and social media campaigns with fake news. It is our privilege as democracies to respond with transparency, free press, and open debate,” she said, LB.ua reported.
On July 16, the European Parliament approved the former Minister of Defense of Germany as head of the European Commission. She will be the first woman to do so.
Von der Leyen will take office in November, when the current head of the European Commission, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker’s powers expire.