– Russia and Hamas are the same. As President Zelensky said, their essence is the same: They deliberately seek to kill civilians and children, to take them hostage. It’s a barbaric way of fighting, Ursula van der Leyen said during a speech at the headquarters of the conservative Hudson Institute think tank in Washington.
He added that both Iran-backed Hamas and Russia – Iran’s “client” – were striving. Clears your enemies from the world map And they must stop.
– If left unchecked, the conflict is likely to spread from Europe, through the Middle East, to the Indo-Pacific – said the head of the European Commission. He also said that while the EU and the US should stand in solidarity with Israel, so should they They must take care of the fate of the citizens of Gaza.
Ursula von der Leyen: Russia and Hamas are the same
Noki also mentioned “Arab streets all over the region” rageThe risk of conflict escalating in the Middle East is real, but inevitable.
– He said dialogue with Israel’s neighbors can and should continue.
He added that the EU and the US must work together to achieve this Ukraine quickly won the war with Russia. He assessed that the sanctions imposed on Russia had a severe impact on its economy, but that further pressure on Moscow was necessary.
Washington: The European Commission President spoke about Ukraine and Israel
She also pointed out Increase economic sanctions on Iranwhich supplies both Russia and 93 percent of military equipment to Hamas militants.
Van der Leyen has been in Washington since Thursday ahead of Friday’s US-EU summit at the White House, which will also be attended by European Council President Charles Michel. As announced by the head of the European Commission, negotiations with President Biden will be mainly devoted to helping Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Another leading topic is trade talks over US subsidies to electric car manufacturers and a trade dispute over critical minerals.
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