Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, assures that Europe will continue to provide military support to Ukraine despite the voices against it.
He said this in an interview with the Onda Cero radio station.
"At the moment, these joint efforts are ongoing," Borrell said. He claims that, according to Eurostat, the majority of the European population is in favor of continuing to support Ukraine.
Despite this, Borrell acknowledged that "it is normal that the war in Ukraine attracts much more attention in border countries that feel directly threatened and have previous experience of what a Russian invasion means" than in Spain or Portugal, where the public interest is waning after more than a year of fighting.
Borrell also criticized those who advocate peace and an end to military support for Ukraine.
"What will happen next? If you stop helping Ukraine militarily, it doesn't mean that Russia will go away. We all want peace, but we need to know what kind of peace we want," he added.
The diplomat recalled that all the leaders who went to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin came back with the same answer: "He has military goals to fulfill, and until he fulfills them, he is not going to stop the war".
In addition, a senior EU official claims that Putin may be waiting for the US elections to take place.
At the same time, he noted that if he were "a friend of Putin, like the Chinese, I would tell him that he has made a huge mistake and he should fix it as soon as possible." "We expect China to influence Putin to stop this war," Borrell said.
The diplomat emphasized that the only goal can be Russia's withdrawal from the occupied territories.
Author - Olena Madiak, 12/06/2023