EU, NATO, US and OSCE high-ranking officials address Ukraine and European security

EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell had phone talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who chairs the OSCE, having discussed the situation in Ukraine and Moscow’s proposals, the European External Action Service stated.

“They discussed Russia’s military build-up around Ukraine as well as ongoing bilateral and international diplomatic engagements related to Russian attempts to re-define security arrangements in Europe. They reaffirmed the need to uphold the fundamental principles of the existing European security architecture, as enshrined particularly within the OSCE,” the statement reads.

According to the document, the phone talks were held following the consultations with partners and ahead of the next negotiations between the US and Russia.