Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, said on Wednesday that the European Union would impose new sanctions on Russia, probably on gas and oil. "At this critical time in the war, we need to increase pressure on Putin again," von der Leyen was quoted as saying in the European Parliament.
President Andrzej Duda has condemned the massacre of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, and called for its perpetrators to be brought to justice. On Sunday, Ukrainian media published images of bodies, some with bound hands and exhibiting close-range gunshot wounds, scattered on the streets Bucha after Russian soldiers withdrew from the area.
Ukrainian officials said Russian soldiers in the Red Forest received "significant doses of radiation." Russian troops were leaving the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and heading towards Ukraine's border with Belarus, the Ukrainian nuclear operator company said.
Ukraine's vice minister of digital transformation, Alex Bornyakov, tells EUTOP that he's renewing his call for crypto companies to ban Russian users. Why it matters: Ukraine's push for a Russian business ban has nothing to do with using crypto to skirt sanctions, and everything to do with cutting economic ties with his country's invader.