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EU leaders' summit to consider options for security guarantees for Ukraine — Borrell

11 December, 2023 Monday
12:07

European Diplomacy Chief Josep Borrell says that on Monday, December 11, EU foreign ministers will discuss security guarantees for Ukraine, and then options will be submitted to the summit of European leaders

He made the statement before a meeting of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers, Sky TG24 reports.

"Russia continues to attack Ukraine, but Russia's losses are growing: it is time to support Kyiv more, not less. Today we will discuss security guarantees for Ukraine, and ministers should give me guidance to put forward options at the leaders' summit," Borrell said.

He also emphasized that it is important that military support for Ukraine continues at the European level, not just at the bilateral level. In addition, Borrell said that "the time has come to direct all our capabilities to support Ukraine" as Russia intensifies its attacks.

"A few days ago, Kyiv was attacked by the largest number of drones since the beginning of the war, and attacks on Ukrainian cities continue. It's time to use all our capabilities to support Ukraine," the EU's top diplomat emphasized. 

He noted that ministers will have to give him instructions to present a proposal to the European Council on security commitments, which are mainly aimed at increasing the capacity of structures and coordinating bilateral agreements between member states and Ukraine.

  • Earlier, Borrell said that the EU Foreign Affairs Council would discuss security commitments to Ukraine and increasing its military capabilities.

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