Wednesday, May 31, 2023

EU's Top Diplomat Says Russia Won’t Enter Negotiations While Trying To Win The War

File photo. EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell in Brussels, Belgium, 4 April 2023. [EPA-EFE/OLIVIER MATTHYS]  

EurActiv/Reuters: Borrell: Russia won’t enter negotiations while trying to win war 

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, on Monday (29 May) said he believed Russia will not be willing to negotiate while it is still trying to win the war in Ukraine, adding that he was “not optimistic” about what could happen in the conflict this summer. 

 “I see a concentration of troops on both sides, the clear will of Russia to try to win the war,” Borrell told an event in Barcelona. “(Russia) will not go to a negotiation until it has tried to win the war.” 

He added that Russia has repeatedly signaled it would not cease the campaign until its military goals have been achieved. 

Borrell’s comments came the same day Russia said its military had hit Ukrainian air bases and Ukrainian forces shelled industrial facilities inside Russia as both sides sought the upper hand ahead of what Kyiv hopes will be a decisive counter-offensive.  

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Update #1: Russia will not negotiate until it wins in Ukraine conflict, says EU top diplomat Borrell (TASS)  

Update #2: Borrell: Russia won’t negotiate without first trying to win war against Ukraine (Kyiv Independent)  

WNU Editor: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell is right that Russia is not interested in negotiations right now. Josep Borrell was also right when he said this 3 weeks ago .... 'If we don't support Ukraine, Ukraine will fall in a matter of days,' says Josep Borrell (Euronews).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well no shit