We have to explain to Europeans what it means to have Russia as neighbor - Borrell
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that it is necessary to better explain to EU citizens what it means to have Russia as a neighbor
EFE reported the information.
According to Borrell, Russia is "a neighbor who does not know where its borders end and where they begin."
In his opinion, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is determined to see his plans through and is willing to sacrifice both his army and his people, because "he is suffering huge material and human losses and has not achieved any significant territorial advance."
"Do you think Putin, when he started the war, could imagine for a moment that in two years he would be where he is? No, he thought his army was very powerful. And it is not. I thought that Ukraine was very weak, that it would disintegrate. And it didn't. He thought that the unity of Europeans would collapse. I thought transatlantic unity would be broken. None of this happened," Borrell said.
Therefore, in his opinion, it is necessary to keep insisting on helping Ukrainians "who are defending themselves against a powerful neighbor who wants to impose its dominance by force" and who has "nostalgia for the old Soviet or tsarist empire."
During his recent visit to Kyiv, Borrell met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and announced a 40% increase in the capacity of the EU member states' defense industry.