Borrell and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba held a press conference after visiting the contact line in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk.
Josep Borrell said that this visit was an opportunity to witness the results of the 8-year conflict.
Stating that the EU is Ukraine’s most reliable partner and that after the illegal annexation of Crimea, more than 17 billion euros of financial support was provided to Ukraine, Borrell drew attention to the fact that the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine is the most comprehensive agreement with a third country.
Stating that the crisis deepened and tensions increased on the Russian-Ukrainian borders, Borrell said, “Russia is increasing its troops on the Ukrainian borders extraordinarily, and this happened very quickly. Last summer, when US President Joe Biden visited Europe, the most important concern was China.” said.
Stating that they interpreted the meeting of Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva as a communication channel between the USA and Russia, Borrell said that everything has come to a different point now.
– “OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS REDUCING THE TENSION THROUGH NEGOTIATIONS”
Reminding that Russia has increased its troops and put forward security demands, Borrell stated that the times of the Yalta Agreement, where the two powers’ spheres of influence, are now over.
Stating that their main aim is to reduce tensions through negotiations, Borrell said that, in full solidarity with Ukraine, it is to show that a possible attack will have a heavy toll on Russia.
Noting that they are in coordination with the USA, NATO and countries of similar understanding for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, Borrell said, “There can be no security of Europe without the security of Ukraine. Europe and Ukraine must be involved in every meeting on European security.” made evaluations.
– “RUSSIA DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE WHICH REGION EUROPE WILL EXPAND”
Kuleba also stated that they welcomed the visit and stated that Borrell is the first EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy to visit the region.
Emphasizing that the EU and Ukraine stand shoulder to shoulder against Russia’s aggressive stance, Kuleba said that their joint task is to reduce tensions through negotiations and to discourage Russia from its aggressive stance.
For this reason, Kuleba stated that they are working on a new package of sanctions against Russia. he said.
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