The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, affirmed that the Twenty-seven have the resources to continue sending weapons to Ukraine “at the same rate” as up to now to make gains against Russia in the ongoing battle in the east of the country.
Speaking to the press after the meeting of EU Defense Ministers, the head of community diplomacy stressed that the support of the bloc’s countries is “making a difference” on the battlefield and urged “maintain efforts.”
“We have to replenish resources and reserves. This support is critical because the war is at a turning point. We cannot allow Ukraine to run out of teams and we will not do it,” he noted.
asked for the capacity of the Twenty-seven to sustain the supply of weapons over time, Borrell insisted that the member states “have sufficient resources to continue supporting Ukraine at the same rate.”
“No problem,” he reiterated.
Russia has a record for casualties
With regard to his analysis of the situation on the ground, Borrell stressed that the Ukrainian Army is making progress in its offensive to expel Russian troops from its territory in the Donbas area.
Thus, it has been indicated that He does not know how long the Russian offensive can resist and has echoed the information that Russia has lost 15% of its troops to point out that, if true, it would be a “world record” for an Army that invades another country.
Equally, stressed that Moscow has lost an “incredible amount” of material, from tanks, artillery or drones. “I don’t know if they will be able to replace them, but the amount of losses of the Russian Army is really impressive”he claimed.
The EU ministers also addressed during their joint council the situation in Ukraine and exchanged views via videoconference with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoanainvited to the meeting.
The Member States are going to spend another 500 million euros from its European Peace Support Fund to finance heavy weapons so that kyiv can defend itself from the Russian invader, with which the total amount for that purpose will rise to 2,000 million.
Furthermore, during the meeting, the ministers of Finland and Sweden briefed their counterparts on deliberations to become NATO members and Borrell assured that both countries can count on the “full support” of the European Union.
He added that the likely entry of the two states into the Alliance “will increase the number of member states (of the EU) who are also members of NATO.”
”This will strengthen and increase security and cooperation in Europe, so hopefully this membership will come soon and thus NATO and the European Union will be two more intersecting sets of member states. It is important news, an important geopolitical change”he exposed.
(With information from EuropaPress and EFE)
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