Borrell: Any aggression against Ukraine will have strong response

The European Union will stand firmly and decisively with Ukraine in front of any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made a corresponding statement before the Western Balkans’ session of the Ministerial meeting of NATO.

“I cannot not talk about Ukraine, it is not in the Western Balkans, but it is an issue of utmost importance. Yesterday I was with the Prime Minister of Ukraine [Denys Shmyhal] in Brussels; today I will meet the Foreign Affairs Minister [of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba]. And in both cases, I want to stress that, for the European Union, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine is above anything. And we will be standing firmly and decisively with Ukraine in front of any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Borrell stressed.

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The EU High Representative and NATO’s European partners – Sweden and Finland – [participated in the NATO ministerial].

…the foreign ministries of Ukraine and Georgia [were] also invited to participate in the meeting of NATO ministers.

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