| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

New EU sanctions will target Putin’s propagandists, von der Leyen says

New European sanctions against Russia will include new export bans worth more than ten billion euros ($10.7 billion) and will target Russian President Vladimir Putin’s propagandists, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who spoke to reporters on Thursday.

“We will target Putin’s propagandists because their lies are poisoning the public space in Russia and abroad”, von der Leyen said during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The new sanctions “will further starve Russia’s military machine and shake the foundations of its economy”, she added.

  • Reuters