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Von der Leyen on the G7 summit: “Autocrats in this world are watching closely”

Status: 06/27/2022 06:45 a.m

New aid and a close alliance with Ukraine: EU Commission President von der Leyen emphasized the importance of the G7. Autocrats would watch democracies closely, she said daily topics.

On the fringes of the G7 summit, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that she would support Ukraine for as long as necessary. “Because this is a question that concerns us all in the democracies. The autocrats of this world are watching very closely what is happening – and it is all the more important that we as democracies support the brave Ukraine,” she said daily topics.

It was jointly decided that the EU would “make another nine billion euros available”. Reconstruction, the refugee situation and grain exports were also discussed. Von der Leyen expressed his confidence that Vladimir Putin could no longer win the war. This is also shown by the fact that the democracies of this world have risen up against the aggressor.

“The G7 will support Ukraine as long as it is necessary,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

daily topics 10:45 p.m., 26.6.2022

Against boycott of the G20 summit in autumn

Von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel also take part in all three days of the G7 summit as representatives of the European Union. She described the atmosphere at Schloss Elmau as good. You are a group that knows each other and has experienced a lot together in the past few weeks and months.

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Von der Leyen initially did not hold out the prospect of further sanctions against Russia. But the punitive measures that were in place were having an effect. “The sanctions are now biting in Russia,” she explained, which is why it is important to maintain them and close all loopholes.

The EU Commission President rejected a boycott of the G20 summit in the ZDF interview. That also applies if Putin should attend the next meeting. “We have to think very carefully about whether to paralyze the entire G20, I’m not advocating it,” von der Leyen said. “In my opinion, the G20 is too important, also for the developing countries, the emerging countries, for us to let this body be destroyed – again by Putin.”

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