European Commission president: Sanctions to target Russia access to technology, cripple its economy

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Thursday that the European Union is preparing a “determined and united response” to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which includes plans for sanctions aimed at restricting the country’s access to technologies and crippling the Russian economy.

During a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Charles Michel, von der Leyen said