OREANDA-NEWS The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Lyayen, said that the West should retain sanctions against Russia. RIA "Novosti" writes about this.

According to her, Russia is hostile to Western countries and is trying to separate Europe as much as possible.

Von der Lyayen said that based on the position of strength, the EU should maintain sanctions and at the same time propose a dialogue. She also noted that the US and the EU should unite against common enemies, and not fight them separately from each other.

Earlier it was reported that Putin congratulated Ursula von der Lyayen on his appointment as head of the European Commission.