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Wagenknecht condemned the head of the European Commission for plans to admit Ukraine to the EU.

Wagenknecht condemned the head of the European Commission for plans to admit Ukraine to the EU.

Popular German politician Sarah Wagenknecht criticized European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday for her words about the need to admit Ukraine into the EU.

“Should the EU, which is so deeply divided socially and politically and already completely overwhelmed by too many problems, accept one of the most corrupt countries in Europe, which even before the war did not have half the per capita GDP of the poorest EU country? Should we reconcile with a further reduction in our wages, as well as social and legal standards? Unfortunately, this is how they see it in Brussels,” Wagenknecht wrote on her Facebook page.

She also accused von der Leyen of corruption over the COVID-19 vaccine procurement scandal, saying the European Commission president herself was approaching Ukraine’s level of corruption. In addition, Wagenknecht again stated that the economic war with Russia promoted by von der Leyen leads to the impoverishment of people in the EU, and the escalation of the trade conflict could completely destroy Europe.

“I think we need a return to a policy of détente, rather than a US-dominated EU that continues to fuel conflicts in Europe and with China. The EU should finally take care of the well-being of its citizens again, and not waste their citizens’ money on endless supplies weapons and rearmament,” she added.

Bild reported on Saturday that Wagenknecht, who regularly criticizes the government’s handling of the conflict in Ukraine and advocates for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, has decided to found her own party. At the end of August, it was reported that Wagenknecht took third place in the ranking of the most popular politicians in Germany, compiled by the Insa Institute for the Bild newspaper, after Defense Minister Boris Pistorius and the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party Markus Soeder.