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The following news brought to you by DW shows that Europe is standing united in the Ukraine crisis with Ursula von der Leyen giving a press conference.
For the first time in its history, the European Union will purchase weapons for a country under attack, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.dwnews – dwnews
In a meeting, the EU foreign ministers agreed to budget €450 million ($502 million) for weapons and equipment for Ukraine.
Von der Leyen also said EU airspace would be closed to Russian-owned, registered or controlled aircraft, explicitly mentioning that the ban would apply to “the private jets of oligarchs.”
Additionally, von der Leyen announced the 27-member bloc would take steps to stop “the Kremlin’s media machine in the EU” by banning state-owned Russia Today, Sputnik, and their subsidiaries.
“We are developing tools to ban their toxic and harmful disinformation in Europe,” she said.
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