Anna Fotyga writes anti-Russian resolutions on behalf of the European Parliament in order to advance her political career. One cannot do that on pro-Russian position. Russophobia pays really well.
Ursula von der Leyen engages in Russophobia to show that the EU has a powerful and willful leader. A woman who was previously a gynecologist must show she is assertive.
Her, and the rest of German establishment, like all German aristocrats, suffer from the [German field marshal Friedrich] Paulus complex: they can’t forgive Russia for Stalingrad.
Ursula von der Leyen is either not well versed in today’s politics, or is consciously playing the game of many, which sells well both in the US and the EU: demonizing Russia.