Yuri Kobzar14:24, 01/17/23
While Russia will be strangled with sanctions, Ukraine will continue to receive all the necessary support.
Western sanctions against Russia will plunge the Russian economy into a recession that will last for decades. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen , speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“We are imposing the strongest sanctions against the Russian Federation, which plunge the Russian economy into recession for decades, and its industry is deprived of modern and critical technologies,” she said.
The head of the European Commission assured that Russia’s aggressive war would not go unpunished. She also promised the Ukrainians that the “unshakable support of Ukraine” from the West would not weaken.
“Over the past year, your country has turned the world upside down and inspired Europe, and I can assure you that Europe will always be with you,” said von der Leyen.
Russian invasion of Ukraine – breaking news
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops have lost almost 117,000 people killed. Also, the Russian army lost more than 3.1 thousand tanks, 6.2 thousand other armored vehicles, suffered significant losses in other equipment.
Against the backdrop of heavy casualties and the generally unsuccessful course of the war, the Kremlin announced an increase in the Russian army to 1.5 million people.
Experts believe that Russia is unlikely to be able to mobilize another half a million recruits. And even if it succeeds, arming and equipping them will be extremely difficult.