According to Borrell, Russia is no match for China, which is “a real geopolitical player”.
Nevertheless, it is Moscow, not Beijing, that “A threat to European security The diplomat insisted. According to him, Vladimir Putin “sacrifices his army and people” because from a military point of view Russian invasion of Ukraine failed.
Joseph Borrell. Brussels. July 17, 2023
“Putin wanted a quick war. But now that it’s been 18 months, he’s defending himself. His quick win plan [Ukrainy — przyp. red.] Proved Big failure. Russia has already paid a huge price in terms of material and human resources: it has lost 2,000 jobs. tanks, More than all the armies in Europe put together Borrell said.
The diplomat called out Russia’s actions “War Crimes on a Historic Scale”A comparison can be made with what happened during World War II.
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But still The Ukrainian counter-offensive has not yet led to an advance on the front line. – Russia has built impressive fortresses (…). Ukraine has become the most mined country in the world, Borrell said.
The EU diplomatic chief agreed European aid is not fast. “We started with denials — tanks, Patriot missiles, planes, etc. — but eventually we did something,” Borrell said.
The European Union currently provides military support to Ukraine through the European Peace Fund, which was established in 2021. Since the start of the Russian invasion, it has donated approx. 4 billion euros (PLN 17 billion).
In July, the European Union proposed creating a special fund worth 20 billion euros (PLN 89 billion) that would be used to provide military aid to Ukrainians over four years.
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