The European Union is preparing the ninth set of sanctions against Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said today during her visit to Finland, and at the same time expressed her belief that together with the G7 group and other important partners, they will soon introduce a price cap for Russian oil.
“We are working hard to hit Russia where it hurts and limit its capacity to wage war against Ukraine,” she said at a joint press conference with the Prime Ministers of Finland and Estonia and the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden Ursula von der Leyen.
“We will not rest until Ukraine wins over Putin and his illegal and barbaric war,” she also said about the Russian president.
She described Russian attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure as a war crime and warned that many Ukrainians will be without electricity and running water in many places this winter.
“But I also know that our Ukrainian friends will overcome this tragedy. And we, the EU, will stand by them in these very difficult times for as long as it takes,” she added.
Last month, the EU approved the eighth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes, among other things, a legal basis for the introduction of a price cap on Russian oil and a broader list of individuals and legal entities subject to sanctions.