11:08 23.01.2024

Borrell: EU understands that now is time to provide more and faster support to Ukraine

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Borrell: EU understands that now is time to provide more and faster support to Ukraine

In the EU, there is a unanimous understanding among the member countries of the Community that support for Ukraine in its opposition to Russian aggression needs to be provided more and faster, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell said.

"The ministers agreed that this is not the moment to weaken our support to Ukraine. By the contrary: it is the moment to do more and faster, my preferred words: more and faster. With financial resources, with military equipment, by training soldiers, and all [that] Ukrainians need to defend [themselves]. We will continue working to make a predictable assistance," he said on Monday in Brussels at a press conference following a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

According to Borrell, Ukraine "remains a top priority for us in front of the Russian continued aggression… which is also a threat for the security in Europe."

"As always, we had an update from [Ukrainian] Foreign Minister [Dmytro] Kuleba via video conference on the latest developments. To summarise, Russia has achieved virtually no progress on the battlefield, suffering a lot of casualties. Putin, ahead of his planned re-election in March – you can guess about the results of this election – continues attacking with drones and missiles. But Ukraine is also achieving important military successes, notably in the Black Sea, where the Russian fleet has been obliged to withdraw to the Eastern facade of Crimea in order to escape the Ukrainian missiles," he said.

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