EU to target disinformation and more exports in next Russia sanctions

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that the European Union will impose new sanctions on Russia̵7;s military and political leaders, targeting disinformation of the Kremlin and including additional export sanctions against Russia.

The details of the upcoming sanctions package are surprising, as the European Commission is yet to share the details of the package with EU countries. The original idea was to adopt the package before February 24, the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We must do more,” von der Leyen told a news conference. “We are supporting Ukraine to win this war.”

Von der Leyen, standing next to European Council President Charles Michel and meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who addressed EU lawmakers earlier, said the Commission would propose new measures in the coming days.

“Russia must pay for the devastation and bloodshed,” he said.

The commission will propose new sanctions on “several military and political leaders” and will also target Russian disinformation. ,

Finally, “the package will include additional export sanctions worth more than €10 billion. This will further starve Russia’s military machine and continue to shake the foundations of its economy.”

Earlier this month, EU countries Agreed On a cap on the global price of Russian petroleum products.