Borrell: part of European society tends to end support for Ukraine Borrell urged EU residents to support Kyiv and endure the intensity of the tests, as Russia does not intend to give up. “I don’t want war, but it’s clear that it will be won on the battlefield, diplomacy is stuck,” he once again repeated
Part of European society is inclined to stop supporting Ukraine. This was stated by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
“Part of European society is tempted to refuse, they want to stop the war, because they cannot withstand the consequences, prices»,— he said (TASS quote). Borrell urged to fight this way of thinking.
According to the politician, Russia is not going to give up, so the European community “is not the time to give up”— it must support Kyiv and endure the intensity of the tests.
“I don't want war, but it's clear that it will be won on the battlefield, diplomacy is stuck”,— considered Borrell.
At the end of August, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, said that for the country in conflict with Russia, the most dangerous thing is “fatigue syndrome”. international community.
Kyiv in recent months has repeatedly stated that Western countries are tired of military operations in Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in June that the leadership of some Western states was already tired of the economic consequences of sanctions against Russia.
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At the same time, the Ukrainian leadership does not allow the possibility of concessions to Russia and freezing the conflict. Kyiv also declares that it is inappropriate to continue the dialogue about peace in the current conditions.
In mid-July, the head of European diplomacy urged Europe to show strategic patience in connection with the consequences of sanctions against Russia. “We have no other choice. To allow Russia to gain the upper hand would be to allow it to destroy our democracies and the very foundation of the rules-based international world order. said Borrell.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has previously stressed that they do not refuse negotiations with Ukraine and that they were frozen on its initiative. The longer the process drags on, the more difficult it will be for Ukraine to negotiate with Russia later, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
President Vladimir Putin previously called Borrell's attitude about the need to defeat Russia on the battlefield strange for a diplomat. “If he were the Minister of Defense of some country, one could understand this rhetoric, but for the chief diplomat of the European Union, this sounds very strange from his lips,” — noted the leader of Russia.
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