Video: Zelenskyj calls for tightening of EU sanctions against Russia

STORY: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv for a visit. By their own admission, this is their fourth trip since the Russian invasion. She was accompanied by EU commissioners. One of the aims was to show that the EU stands firmly by Ukraine’s side. Also with concrete support in many areas: Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President: “Russia must be held accountable in court for its heinous crimes. Prosecutors from Ukraine and the European Union are already working together. We are collecting evidence. And as the first I am pleased to announce that an international center for the prosecution of crimes of aggression in Ukraine will be established in The Hague.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the European Union to impose tougher sanctions on Russia. At the joint press conference, he says the EU’s sanctions campaign has eased and needs to be accelerated. February 24th marks the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And the fighting, especially in the east and south of the country, continues unabated.


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