'We are united': Von der Leyen pledges €1bn to Ukraine in passionate address – video

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave a passionate speech in the European parliament in which she outlined the bloc’s commitment to stopping Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

She announced that for the first time ever, they are using the European budget ‘to purchase and deliver military equipment to a country that is under attackin a €500m pledge and an additional €500m for humanitarian aid.

She said the EU would ‘never acceptthe takeover of Ukraine and Putin’s actions had only served to make members more united

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