Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with members of public patriotic and youth organizations at the Battle of Stalingrad Museum and Panorama in Volgograd on Feb 2, 2023, during commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory at the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II. (PHOTO / AFP)
MOSCOW / KIEV – Russia's response to threats against the country will not be limited to the use of armored vehicles, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
Russia has the means to respond to those threatening the country, Putin said during his speech at a concert in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, according to the Kremlin.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that the European Union will impose new sanctions on Russia by Feb 24, the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict
"Those who are trying to draw European countries into a new war against Russia… clearly don't understand that a modern war with Russia will look completely different," the president said.
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Putin also attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Battle of Stalingrad State Historical Memorial Museum during his work trip to Volgograd.
Visiting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that the European Union (EU) will impose new sanctions on Russia by Feb 24, the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
"By the anniversary of the start of the full-scale offensive, we aim to have the 10th package of sanctions," von der Leyen was cited as saying by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
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Speaking at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, von der Leyen said that the new sanction package, which is being prepared together with the countries of the Group of Seven (G7), is set to include an additional price cap on Russia's oil products.
In addition, the EU is deciding on ways to use Russia's assets for the restoration of Ukraine, she added.