LEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has voiced her opposition to calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
“I know some are calling for a cessation of hostilities, but the truth is this: If Russia ceases hostilities, the war is over, and if Ukraine ceases hostilities, Ukraine will no longer exist,” he said. President of the European Union Administration. He said this while speaking at Princeton University in the United States after attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
“There is a lot at stake, not just for Ukraine, but for Europe, the international community and the world order,” Ms van der Leyen continued. The Ukrainian military’s recent successes in recapturing territory from Russian armed forces will “boost morale,” German added, but that coordination is needed.
European diplomacy wants new sanctions
Speaking about the economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union and the United States, he pointed out that these “bite” and are here to stay. During a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbach, for her part, asked Mr Putin to end the war. “This is a war you won’t win,” she said against him without naming him. “Stop sending your citizens to their deaths,” he urged. He noted that the announcement of mobilization did not create a queue of volunteers to join the conflict. “We see brave men, women and children taking to the streets who do not want to be a part of this war against Ukraine.”
European diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell on Wednesday pledged new sanctions against Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reserves to support his military offensive in neighboring Ukraine.
Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who continues to blame European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia, wants to lift them by December and will launch a “national consultation” on the matter.
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