“No need to dramatize the situation”

The European Union announced on Monday the retention of diplomatic personnel in Ukraine, distancing itself from the positions of the United States and Great Britain, Brussels arguing that it is necessary to avoid “dramatizing” the situation.

Although the United States and the United Kingdom have announced in the context of tensions with Russia the reduction of diplomatic staff in Ukraine, the European Union has signaled that this is not necessary.

“US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will explain the reasons for the decision. We will not do this because we do not know any specific reason. There is no need to dramatize the situation, “Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, was quoted as saying by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has confirmed that Berlin will not withdraw diplomatic staff from Ukraine. “The safety of diplomatic personnel is a priority and we are prepared for any situation, but we must not contribute to fueling uncertainty, but we must support the Ukrainian administration,” said Annalena Baerbock.

“Of course we have evacuation plans, but they have not been activated at this time,” said Alexander Schallenberg, Austria’s foreign minister.

With this position, Brussels signals that a military invasion of Russia is not imminent. The European Union is unhappy that it is not directly involved in negotiations between the United States and Russia on security architecture in Europe.

Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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