Josep Borrell warns Russia that can not define European security

Russia will face serious consequences if it carries out a military escalation in East Ukraine, warned Wednesday, the head of the Foreign Policy of the European

Josep Borrell warns Russia that can not define European security

Russia will face serious consequences if it carries out a military escalation in East Ukraine, warned Wednesday, the head of the Foreign Policy of the European Union, Josep Borrell. The EU has a firm posture and the commitment "that any military aggression against Ukraine will have consequences," added Borrell, who recalled that the world "is no longer in Yalta's times", referring to the 1945 conference in which Europe It was divided into areas by the United States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain.

Ukraine has tried to prop up the support of Western Allies in recent weeks, accusing Russia to concentrate tens of thousands of troops near their borders for a large-scale possible military offensive. Moscow denies the affirmations of the United States that he is planning an invasion of Ukraine and accuses Kiev to accumulate his own forces to resume positions. The truth is that it was Russia who crossed the border in 2014. And also that surely this time the adventure would be different: Seven years ago Russian interference faced a disorganized Ukrainian resistance, but if they tried to repeat the operation this time they would face a Best trained, armed and motivated combat force. The security framework proposed by Russia would prohibit NATO to admit any "former Soviet Republic", although the Alliance has already rejected such a limitation. They would also require NATO to withdraw part of their infrastructure into their oriental members. However, an increase in Russian pressure to Ukraine can promote NATO to do otherwise. "Russia has presented extravagant security demands that sound aggressive and suggest that it can be underestimating both NATO and Ukraine," says William Courtney, who was Ambassador of the USA in Kazakhstan, in an article in 'The Moscow Times'.Washington Transmitted the message that there is a strong consensus in Europe on the consequences for Russia if Moscow intensifies the conflict with Ukraine. US has not provided Stinger anti-air missiles - which can tear down Russian helicopters and low flight aircraft - but in an extreme scenario it could do so, comment Courtney. To show your support, Borrell has visited the first line of combat of a war that bullets From East Ukraine since 2014. For Kiev your journey is a sample of solidarity against the risk of invasion. "The conflict at borders is at risk of aggravation and tensions have been accumulated with respect to European security as a whole" Borrell declared. On Ukrainian television the images showed the Spanish politician walking through a snowy landscape, meeting with soldiers and civilians at one of the control points that separates Ukraine controlled by the government of the territories in the hands of the separatists. The conflict has caused families to be divided on both sides of the 'border' and that many people do not have access to basic services, such as health check-ups or purchase of medicines. On his tour of the Borrell area found that the ceilings of many houses are still destroyed and that there are bullet holes in the walls.Josep Borrell flew in helicopter to the eastern region of Lugansk, a province that has part of its territory in the hands of Prorrouse separatists backed by Moscow. He is the first High Representative of the EU to visit the area from the explosion of the conflict. "The visit is very timely in a context of blackmail, stress climbing and threats from Russia," said Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dimitro Kuleba, as he accompanied Borrell. "Ukraine has the support of the European Union to counteract Russian aggression. In fact, this support is the strongest since 2014". But although they often arise voices that advocate for greater military support to Ukraine, no European government has proposed Deployments of troops ready for combat to really dissuade Russia. That answer seems reserved for countries belonging to NATO. Ukraine at the moment only collaborates with the Alliance, although it aspires to more in the future. To this day, for Russia, the key characteristic of Western politics remains a lack of will to intervene militarily on behalf of Ukraine, always trusting that warnings and sanctions launched from the rear is sufficient. Nor is it clear that Russia is so willing to a deployment in Ukraine as in 2014. "The militarization ceased to be a way to mobilize the Russians in support of the Government in 2018; People, in particular young people, do not want war", do not want war ", He points out Andrei Kolesnikov, from the Carnegie center of Moscow.Borrell met with soldiers and civilians in the East before flying back to Kiev, where he will be seen with Volodimir Zelensky president. "In the face of Russia's growing military presence, I am here to show the support of the EU to the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine and to support sustained reform efforts that are key to resilience," said the Spanish politician.

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 07:42

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