The EU’s von der Leyen is completely wrong about anti-Russia sanctions, and here’s why
The bloc’s joint figurehead claims Moscow is presiding over an economy in ‘tatters,’ but we have heard that before
By Ivan Timofeev, Valdai Club Programme Director & one of Russia’s leading foreign policy experts.
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has, as could be expected, called for new sanctions against Russia in connection with the forthcoming referendums in Donbass and two regions of Ukraine. These concern the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics – which have been de-facto self-governing since 2014 – and the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.